Definition of “flesh” - English Dictionary

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“flesh” in British English

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fleshnoun

uk /fleʃ/ us /fleʃ/

C2 [ U ] the soft part 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 eat animal flesh (= meat).
The flesh of the fruit is white.
the flesh [ S ] literary

the physical body and not the mind or the soul:

This left him plenty of time to indulge in the pleasures of the flesh (= physical pleasures, such as sex or eating).
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(Definition of “flesh” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“flesh” in American English

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fleshnoun [ U ]

us /fleʃ/

the soft part of the body of a person or animal covering the bones and organs:

The roast duck has robust flavor and tender flesh.

The flesh of a fruit or vegetable is the soft, inner part:

Peel the tomatoes and use only the flesh.

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