fleshpots

fleshpot

[flesh-pot]
noun
1.
fleshpots.
a.
places offering luxurious and unrestrained pleasure or amusement: the fleshpots of Las Vegas.
b.
luxurious and unrestrained living.
2.
a pot or vessel containing flesh or meat.

Origin:
1525–35; flesh + pot1

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fleshpots (ˈflɛʃˌpɒts)
 
pl n
1.  luxurious or self-indulgent living
2.  places, such as striptease clubs, where bodily desires are gratified or titillated
 
[C16: from the Biblical use as applied to Egypt (Exodus 16:3)]

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fleshpot
lit. "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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