[ flesh-ee ]
/ ˈflɛʃ i /

adjective, flesh·i·er, flesh·i·est.

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

flesh·i·ly, adjectiveflesh·i·ness, noun

Can be confused

fleshly fleshy
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British Dictionary definitions for fleshy


/ (ˈflɛʃɪ) /

adjective fleshier or 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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