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Definition of "fleshy" []

  • Relating to, consisting of, or resembling flesh. (adjective)
  • Having abundant flesh; plump. See Synonyms at fat. (adjective)
  • Having a juicy or pulpy texture: ripe, fleshy peaches. (adjective)
  • Fleshly; carnal: "the fleshy fringes of show business” ( Newsweek). (adjective)

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 "fleshy" in a sentence
  • "The father of the current Batgirl taught her to fight but not to read, and shot her in fleshy parts to enure her to the pain."
  • "You will enjoy forbidden foods, satisfy your every taste in fleshy pleasures and intellectual self-indulgence."
  • "The expression fleshy, so often met with in these pages, is used in speaking of plants when they are succulent and composed of juicy, cellular tissue."