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[flesh-ee] /ˈflɛʃ i/
adjective, fleshier, fleshiest.
having much flesh; plump; fat.
consisting of or resembling flesh.
Botany. consisting of fleshlike substance; pulpy, as a fruit; thick and tender, as a succulent leaf.
Origin of fleshy
Middle English word dating back to 1325-75; See origin at flesh, -y1
Related forms
fleshily, adjective
fleshiness, noun
Can be confused
fleshly, fleshy. Unabridged
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  • He has grown so fleshy for a young man, and his face is always so flaming red.

    Mark Gildersleeve John S. Sauzade
  • "They're afraid o' gettin' old an' they're afraid o' gettin' fleshy," Caddie announced.

    Country Neighbors Alice Brown
  • Stalk, half-an-inch long, obliquely inserted under a fleshy lip.

    British Pomology Robert Hogg
  • I myself saw a reference to the new Sultan as a man "fat, but not fleshy."

    Appearances Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
  • Jessie thought they ought to see Mrs. Foley, who was fleshy and easy of disposition, and ask her about Henriettas visit.

British Dictionary definitions for fleshy


adjective fleshier, fleshiest
fat; plump
related to or resembling flesh
(botany) (of some fruits, leaves, etc) thick and pulpy
Derived Forms
fleshiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fleshy

"plump," mid-14c., from flesh (n.) + -y (2). Related: Fleshiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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