Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A district or an establishment offering sensual pleasures or entertainment. Often used in the plural.
  • n. Physical or sensual gratification.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place offering entertainment of a sensual or luxurious nature

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pot or vessel in which flesh is cooked.
  • n. plenty; high living.
  • n. Places providing opportunity to indulge in amusements or pleasures without moral restraints.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vessel in which flesh is cooked.
  • n. Hence (in allusion to the passage above quoted)
  • n. Food; also, the indulgence of animal appetites.
  • n. In heraldry, a bearing representing a three-legged iron pot, usually, though not always, depicted sable.

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Examples

  • He warned young men strenuously to avoid the "fleshpot" of Paris and not to fall in love with Europeans.

    A Snippet Of Relevant History

  • If you were to have stumbled into Red Medicine this winter, maybe late after a movie, maybe with a reservation you booked two weeks early on OpenTable, you might have encountered a dish called "early season roots and legumes," unpromisingly enough, an appetizer that sounds like something more often served at a Tarzana vegan café than at an advanced fleshpot of cuisine.

    JGold Reviews Red Medicine

  • If you were to have stumbled into Red Medicine this winter, maybe late after a movie, maybe with a reservation you booked two weeks early on OpenTable, you might have encountered a dish called "early season roots and legumes," unpromisingly enough, an appetizer that sounds like something more often served at a Tarzana vegan café than at an advanced fleshpot of cuisine.

    JGold Reviews Red Medicine

  • Unfortunately, Hanna and her millions are in Paris, having a fine time at the Belle Epoque fleshpot of Maxim's.

    The Merry Widow – review

  • Note how each gaudy fleshpot is smeared in alcoholic nectar.

    E (novel extract)

  • The Vieux Carre, you must know, is the old French heart of New Orleans, and one gigantic fleshpot fine houses and walks, excellent eating-places and gardens, brilliantly lit by night, with music and gaiety and colour everywhere, and every second establishment a knocking-shop.

    Isabelle

  • I try to relive those star-kissed programs of the past, when Mommy would make popcorn on the stove (was there any other way?), and I would cuddle up, and get my education in Hollywood, the town that Mommy called "a fleshpot, a real lefty fleshpot".

    Linda Keenan: No Golden Globe Glitz? Now My (Late) Mommy's Ripsh#t!

  • Mommy conveyed her knowledge of this lefty fleshpot as if Elizabeth Dole had suddenly taken on Joan Rivers 'job: she was ladylike, brutally honest, up on the gossip, and always added a dash of conservative commentary.

    Linda Keenan: No Golden Globe Glitz? Now My (Late) Mommy's Ripsh#t!

  • The inquisitorial nose has found the theater a fleshpot of liberal ideas and practices, a cesspool of light and of joy, the one place on our national scene where democracy was close to coming alive.

    Life Lit by Some Large Vision

  • This is just a fleshpot of a Barolo with loads of concentrated herb and graphite-infused black cherry and currant fruit with plenty of toasty new oak.

    The World’s Greatest Wine Estates

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  • one of the only stews with licentious metaphorical associations.

    April 18, 2009

  • Fleshpot is a phonetic reversal of top-shelf, i.e., containing the same sounds in reverse.

    --From futilitycloset.com

    March 8, 2009