fleshy

adjective \ ˈfle-shē \
Updated on: 13 Apr 2018

Definition of fleshy

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

fleshiness

noun

Examples of fleshy in a Sentence

  1. the fleshy part of the thigh

  2. the fleshy texture of the melon

  3. a plant with fleshy leaves

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First Known Use of fleshy

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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FLESHY Defined for English Language Learners

fleshy

Definition of fleshy for English Language Learners

  • : having a large amount of flesh

  • : soft and thick


FLESHY Defined for Kids

fleshy

adjective \ ˈfle-shē \

Definition of fleshy for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

fleshy

adjective \ ˈflesh-ē \

medical Definition of fleshy

fleshier; fleshiest
: marked by abundant flesh; especially : corpulent


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