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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The genus sedum encompasses mostly fleshy, succulent plants, now in vogue seemingly everywhere. Colleen Smith, The Denver Post, "The perfect plant that’s easy enough for beginner gardeners but also interesting enough for experts," 17 June 2019 Sea lions will bodysurf in ocean waves and sometimes link into huge, fleshy rafts to drift. Sallie Tisdale, Harper's magazine, "Catechism of the Waters," 10 June 2019 Pythonaster atlantidis Usually found on rocky walls at 4,921- to 13,123-feet depth, according to NOAA, pythonaster atlantidis feature a skeleton covered by large fleshy bags, with spines and ridges present across the surface. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Rare sea life, including possibly new species discovered by NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer," 9 June 2019 Trilobites would scuttle across the ocean floor past primitive sea anemones gripping the bottom with their fleshy holdfasts. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "Spectacular new fossil bonanza captures explosion of early life," 21 Mar. 2019 Plantar warts, which are virally transmitted, cause rough, fleshy, painful growths on the bottom of the feet. Jessica Toscano, SELF, "Here's How Often You Should Really Clean Your Yoga Mat," 12 Apr. 2019 This method works particularly well with fleshy begonias like the Rexes. Molly Marquand, Good Housekeeping, "5 Of The Easiest Houseplants To Grow From Cuttings," 14 Dec. 2017 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

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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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