Meaning of “fleshpot” in the English Dictionary

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fleshpotnoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˈfleʃ.pɒt/ us /ˈfleʃ.pɑːt/ UK humorous or US literary

Examples from literature

  • For a moment he loathed his fate in the sands and sighed for the fleshpots of civilisation. 
  • My food is of the simplest—I have no hankering for fleshpots, responded the patient. 
  • They are yearning for home, and long to obtain, in place of the scanty rations they receive here, the fleshpots which the Emperor Napoleon has promised to happy Poland. 
  • Was she wishing for the fleshpots of upper Fifth Avenue, or was it just physical weariness that would pass with the night? 
  • You do not know what it is to long for the fleshpots afar, you cannot understand what it is to yearn for a fair woman's face. 

(Definition of “fleshpot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)