Definition of Fleshy

1. Adjective. Usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it.

Exact synonyms: Heavy, Overweight
Similar to: Fat
Derivative terms: Fleshiness, Heaviness, Overweight



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or resembling flesh.
Exact synonyms: Sarcoid
Partainyms: Flesh
Derivative terms: Flesh

Definition of Fleshy

1. a. Full of, or composed of, flesh; plump; corpulent; fat; gross.

Definition of Fleshy

1. Adjective. Of, related to, or resembling flesh. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a person) Having considerable flesh. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fleshy

1. having much flesh [adj FLESHIER, FLESHIEST] : FLESHILY [adv]

Medical Definition of Fleshy

1. 1. Full of, or composed of, flesh; plump; corpulent; fat; gross. "The sole of his foot is fleshy." (Ray) 2. Human. "Fleshy tabernacle." 3. Composed of firm pulp; succulent; as, the houseleek, cactus, and agave are fleshy plants. Origin: Fleshier; Fleshiest. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fleshy

fleshlike
fleshliness
fleshloaf
fleshloaves
fleshmeat
fleshmeats
fleshmeet
fleshmeets
fleshment
fleshments
fleshmonger
fleshmongers
fleshpot
fleshpots
fleshy (current term)
fleshy mole
fleshy polyp
flesinoxan
fletch
fletched
fletcherite
fletchers
fletches
fletching
fletchings
fletiferous
fletton
flettons
fleur-de-lis

Literary usage of Fleshy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"(NED) 1788 To be fleshy in their bodies, and ruddy in their cheeks, ... 1821 The English are more frequently fleshy [than the New England people]. ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"A muscle which arises, fleshy, from almost the whole length of the ... It is divided into two fleshy portions, and is inserted into the external ..."

3. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"Embryo straight in fleshy albumen : cotyledons cordate, foliaceous: radicle inferior, leaves fleshy-coriaceous, ses.-ih'. # # # * Low herí», with entire and ..."

4. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"Of herbs which have fleshy or bulbous roots. XII. 2 There is a large class of these which have fleshy or bulbous roots : these exhibit differences both as ..."

5. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"fleshy Fruits, which from their texture arc naturally ... may be cither fleshy throughout, or with a firm rind or shell, or fleshy externally and hard or ..."

6. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"Fruit a large fleshy berry. ... lateral placenta, with a fleshy lacerate aril on one side. — Л perennial glabrous herb, with matted fibrous roots, ..."

7. Report (1904)
"A PRELIMINARY LIST OF THE SAPROPHYTIC fleshy FUNGI KNOWN TO OCCUR IN MICHIGAN. ... Among the most familiar examples of saprophytic fleshy fungi are those ..."

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