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Definition of "flesh" []

  • The soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate, covering the bones and consisting mainly of skeletal muscle and fat. (noun)
  • The surface or skin of the human body. (noun)
  • The meat of animals as distinguished from the edible tissue of fish or fowl. (noun)
  • Botany The pulpy, usually edible part of a fruit or vegetable. (noun)
  • Excess fatty tissue; plumpness. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flesh" in a sentence
  • "” Paul, too, says, “Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh” (2 Cor.x. 3), and “The life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God” (Gal. ii."
  • "Scrape the leftover pumpkin flesh from the skins, and remove the burnt, papery skins from the onions."
  • "The word flesh made Eliza aware of the flecks of pink and cream paint that lingered on the portrait in the grooves of the artists final strokes."