\ ˈfle-shē How to pronounce fleshy (audio) \
fleshier; fleshiest

Definition of fleshy

1a : marked by, consisting of, or resembling flesh
b : marked by abundant flesh especially : corpulent
2a : succulent, pulpy the fleshy texture of a melon
b : not thin, dry, or membranous fleshy fungi

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Other Words from fleshy

fleshiness noun

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Examples of fleshy in a Sentence

the fleshy part of the thigh the fleshy texture of the melon a plant with fleshy leaves
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Recent Examples on the Web The painting’s fleshy pinks and reds give it a more bodily emphasis than his signature cool blue observation of the natural world. New York Times, 18 July 2021 The resulting liquid is lovely - sweet, gentle, with a bright lift and beautifully fleshy apple tones that carry throughout. Kate Dingwall, Forbes, 1 June 2021 And for those craving the stone fruit, peak mango season is approaching in mid-July, which means plenty of the fleshy tropical fruits can be found falling off trees, stacked in supermarkets and celebrated at special events. Samantha Chery, sun-sentinel.com, 30 June 2021 Hose off the soil, exposing fleshy iris roots that look a bit like fresh ginger from the produce grocer. BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2021 This isn’t just an intellectually powerful woman; this is a fleshy, greedy life-lover. Washington Post, 25 June 2021 Medicalizing and socially stratifying the process means that a glossy, patient-as-consumer, super-sanitized box tries to contain something that’s essentially fleshy mess and effluvia. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 25 June 2021 Long nails can also get caught in carpeting or rough surfaces and may be yanked out leaving a bloody fleshy stump in need of veterinary attention. baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 20 June 2021 In the end, a skinny Tennessean named Michael Lancaster scrambled atop the fleshy pyramid. Washington Post, 23 May 2021

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First Known Use of fleshy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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29 Jul 2021

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“Fleshy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleshy. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fleshy

: having a large amount of flesh
: soft and thick


\ ˈfle-shē How to pronounce fleshy (audio) \
fleshier; fleshiest

Kids Definition of fleshy

1 : like or consisting of flesh a fleshy snout
2 : fat entry 1 sense 1 The shovel felt heavy in Stanley's soft, fleshy hands.— Louis Sachar, Holes


\ ˈflesh-ē How to pronounce fleshy (audio) \
fleshier; fleshiest

Medical Definition of fleshy

: marked by abundant flesh especially : corpulent

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