American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to, consisting of, or resembling flesh.
- adj. Having abundant flesh; plump. See Synonyms at fat.
- adj. Having a juicy or pulpy texture: ripe, fleshy peaches.
- adj. Fleshly; carnal: "the fleshy fringes of show business” ( Newsweek).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of flesh; composed of muscle, etc., as distinguished from harder substance; hence, pertaining to the physical as opposed to the moral nature.
- Full of flesh; plump; fat; corpulent: as, a fleshy man.
- Like flesh. Soft; without hard integument: as, a fleshy process, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Full of, or composed of, flesh; plump; corpulent; fat; gross.
- adj. obsolete Human.
- adj. (Bot.) Composed of firm pulp; succulent.
- adj. of or relating to or resembling flesh
- adj. usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
“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.”
“Most of us can probably immediately recall the fleshy covers -- a pregnant Demi Moore on Vanity Fair, a topless Janet Jackson (foreshadowing, anyone?) on Rolling Stone, the bare and pseudo-tattooed Dixie Chicks on Entertainment Weekly -- that succeeded in generating some buzz.”
“The old woman clutched it at once in her fat, crooked fingers, which recalled the fleshy claws of an owl, quickly slipped it into her sleeve, pondered a little, and as though she had suddenly reached a decision, slapped her thighs with her open hand.”
“Don't call her fleshy, my dear, that's what really irritated her," remarked the Senator.”
“Laviny ain't what you'd call fleshy, but she never could squeeze through that in this world.”
“Mr. _Ray_ takes notice, that those parts of Fowls, which are continually in Action, are esteem'd the best, for which reason he prefers the Legs of tame Fowls, and what we call the Wings in wild Fowl, that is, the fleshy part on the Breast.”
“The species belongs to an extremely ancient group, called the fleshy-finned fish that are over 400 million years old.”
“According to Wikipedia, she had quite an interesting life and career, and if you think this article you've posted is hot stuff by the standards of the time, 20 years earlier Atherton published a novel entitled Patience Sparhawk and Her Times, which according to the NY Times's critic "offered a series of 'fleshy' episodes in [the heroine's] life that must have scared a sensitive reader.”
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