1. places offering luxurious and unrestrained pleasure or amusement: the fleshpots of Las Vegas.
  2. luxurious and unrestrained living.
a pot or vessel containing flesh or meat.

Origin of fleshpot

First recorded in 1525–35; flesh + pot1
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Examples from the Web for fleshpot

Historical Examples of fleshpot

  • Cleopatra, metaphorically speaking, was a fleshpot, because the world hankered after her.

    April's Lady

    Margaret Wolfe Hungerford

Word Origin and History for fleshpot

from flesh (n.) + pot (n.1); literally "pot in which flesh is boiled," hence "luxuries regarded with envy," especially in fleshpots of Egypt, from Exodus xvi:3:

Whan we sat by ye Flesh pottes, and had bred ynough to eate. [Coverdale translation, 1535]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper