\ 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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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 Durbin’s is a fleshy, drunken introduction to Guibert, which is fitting. Lidija Haas, Harper's Magazine, "New Books," 23 June 2020 Its savory qualities are stronger, as its texture is more robust and fleshy. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "How growing kitchen mushrooms can break up the endless quarantine moments," 10 June 2020 In fact, the toms are known for their fleshy red, white and blue head. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tale of a pompadoured tom emerges from Wisconsin turkey fields," 16 May 2020 Charli has leaned into the oxymoronic idea of homespun rave pop by creating something fun but challenging, fussed-over but also messy, and electronic but also fleshy and visceral. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "How Charli XCX Reinvented the Pop Album in 39 Days," 19 May 2020 The petals are thick and fleshy and can carpet the ground beneath the branches. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Look outside, folks. We're having a magical magnolia year. One for the record books," 3 Apr. 2020 The pore is covered with a thin layer of skin cells, which gives closed comedones their characteristic fleshy look. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "This Cult-Favorite Exfoliant Is the Only Thing That Truly Clears Up My Acne," 22 Apr. 2020 Center the fiber-optic front barrel bead (or crosshair or dot of an optic) just above the major caruncles, those fleshy, gaudy, beautiful red bubbles on the base of a gobbler’s neck. Michael Hanback, Outdoor Life, "25 Top Spring Turkey Hunting Tips," 20 Apr. 2020 While fleshy softshell and snapping turtles are sold as food in Asian markets, box turtles and other varieties are popular pets that can fetch a Florida poacher up to $300 each. Kimberly Miller, USA TODAY, "Officials are cracking down on turtle smugglers in Florida," 22 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of fleshy

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

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4 Jul 2020

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“Fleshy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleshy. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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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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