fleshy

adjective
\ 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

Synonyms & Antonyms for fleshy

Synonyms

juicy, pulpy, succulent

Antonyms

juiceless, sapless

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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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Use the melon baller to carve out two round eyeballs from the fleshy side of the pumpkin scraps. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 Turmeric is grown from rhizomes, fleshy root-like structures. Jean Nick, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Your Own Turmeric Indoors," 22 July 2018 Each fleshy root is rich in vitamins A and C, along with many important minerals. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow Perfect Sweet Potatoes In Your Backyard," 15 Mar. 2017 As this is a reputable newspaper, let’s use a more genteel term for the fleshy space: buttock cleavage. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "For Mayor Globe-trotter, it's the money that matters," 13 July 2018 Skin tags are fleshy growths that may appear on the neck or face. Joe Graedon, M.s., And Teresa Graedon, Houston Chronicle, "Changing washcloths daily helps control acne," 23 June 2018 In this case, of course, the fleshy specimen was not a frisky divorcée looking for a threesome but a diminutive potted cactus. Michelle Slatalla, WSJ, "Plant Swaps: The Cheap Way to Score Rare Houseplants," 7 June 2018 These super-common masses are soft, fleshy lumps that are typically hemispherical or round. Dr. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "Most lumps are nothing serious, but don't take a chance. Call the vet.," 5 July 2018 The arms-length ironic detachment with which so many of us (O.K., me) lead our day-to-day land lives simply doesn’t work when surrounded by a thousand fleshy strangers in swimsuits. Michael Ian Black, New York Times, "Cruises Are So Uncool They Are Cool," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of fleshy

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

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fleshy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fleshy

: having a large amount of flesh
: soft and thick

fleshy

adjective
\ 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

fleshy

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

Medical Definition of fleshy

: marked by abundant flesh especially : corpulent

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