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fleshpot

[flesh-pot] /ˈflɛʃˌpɒt/
noun
1.
fleshpots.
  1. places offering luxurious and unrestrained pleasure or amusement:
    the fleshpots of Las Vegas.
  2. luxurious and unrestrained living.
2.
a pot or vessel containing flesh or meat.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; flesh + pot1
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British Dictionary definitions for fleshpots

fleshpots

/ˈflɛʃˌpɒts/
plural noun (often facetious)
1.
luxurious or self-indulgent living
2.
places, such as striptease clubs, where bodily desires are gratified or titillated
Word Origin
C16: from the Biblical use as applied to Egypt (Exodus 16:3)
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Word Origin and History for fleshpots

fleshpot

n.

from flesh (n.) + pot (n.1); literally "pot in which flesh is boiled," hence "luxuries regarded with envy," especially in fleshpots of Egypt, from Exodus xvi:3:

Whan we sat by ye Flesh pottes, and had bred ynough to eate. [Coverdale translation, 1535]

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