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uk   /fleʃ/  us   /fleʃ/
C2 [U] the ​softpart of the ​body of a ​person or ​animal that is between the ​skin and the ​bones, or the ​soft inside ​part of a ​fruit or ​vegetable: The ​thorn went ​deep into the flesh of my ​hand. Vegetarians don't ​eatanimal flesh (= ​meat). The flesh of the ​fruit is ​white.
the flesh [S] literary
the ​physicalbody and not the ​mind or the soul: This ​left him plenty of ​time to ​indulge in the ​pleasures of the flesh (= ​physicalpleasures, such as ​sex or ​eating).
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fleshnoun [U]

 us   /fleʃ/
the ​softpart of the ​body of a ​person or ​animalcovering the ​bones and ​organs: The ​roastduck has ​robustflavor and ​tender flesh.
The flesh of a ​fruit or ​vegetable is the ​soft, ​innerpart: Peel the ​tomatoes and use only the flesh.
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