Meaning of “fleshy” in the English Dictionary

"fleshy" in English

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uk /ˈfleʃ.i/ us /ˈfleʃ.i/
noun [ U ] uk /ˈfleʃ.i.nəs/ us /ˈfleʃ.i.nəs/

Examples from literature

  • He was a fleshy, jolly man. 
  • In the soft and fleshy part of the palm at the base of the thumb were the scars of several wounds. 
  • None of the fleshy fungi have long lives. 
  • The fleshy part is juicy, and somewhat like the cashew-apple, with a pleasant acidity added. 
  • The long, slender root becomes fleshy and tender under cultivation, with a flavor, when cooked, somewhat resembling that of the mollusk for which it is named. 

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

"fleshy" in American English

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us /ˈfleʃ·i/

having a lot of flesh:

He extended a broad, fleshy hand before him.

(Definition of “fleshy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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