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

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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 These were not fleshy or veiny toys, in keeping with the CTA’s rules. Lauren Goode, Wired, "Sex-Tech Companies Are Having More Fun Than the Rest of Us at CES," 8 Jan. 2020 If this is West Virginia, Pocahontas County sits in the thumb’s fleshy heel, a jagged raindrop of land nearly the size of Rhode Island. Longreads, "In Pocahontas County, Deep Divisions and a Gruesome Discovery," 22 Jan. 2020 Any plant with fleshy stems or leaves is called a succulent. Washington Post, "Low-maintenance succulents make watering a breeze," 14 Jan. 2020 Any plant with fleshy stems or leaves is called a succulent. NBC News, "Kill all your plants? These low-maintenance options require minimal watering," 14 Jan. 2020 The dancers wear costumes made by Jasper Johns, the company’s artistic advisor from 1967 until 1980: skin-tight, fleshy leotards and tights, ripped and cut irregularly, which heighten the primeval sensation. Melissa Harris, The New York Review of Books, "‘That Single Fleeting Moment’: Merce Cunningham in Images," 11 Jan. 2020 The one positive is that purple urchins have fleshy gonads known to sushi lovers as uni. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Climate havoc wipes out coastal kelp as S.F. Bay’s native fish species die off," 22 Oct. 2019 Our New England variety reminds me of human testicles, covered in spiderlike veins, more fleshy than flashy. Katy Kelleher, Longreads, "The Ugly History of Beautiful Things: Orchids," 9 Oct. 2019 The composition is reminiscent of the frank figures of British painter Lucian Freud, although without his fleshy specificity. Sharon Mizota, Los Angeles Times, "Art day in L.A.: A walker’s guide to gallery hopping along Highland Avenue," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of fleshy

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

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15 Feb 2020

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“Fleshy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleshy. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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fleshy

adjective
How to pronounce fleshy (audio)

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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