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fleshy

[flesh-ee] /ˈflɛʃ i/
adjective, fleshier, fleshiest.
1.
having much flesh; plump; fat.
2.
consisting of or resembling flesh.
3.
Botany. consisting of fleshlike substance; pulpy, as a fruit; thick and tender, as a succulent leaf.
Origin of fleshy
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see flesh, -y1
Related forms
fleshily, adjective
fleshiness, noun
Can be confused
fleshly, fleshy.
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fleshy

/ˈflɛʃɪ/
adjective fleshier, fleshiest
1.
fat; plump
2.
related to or resembling flesh
3.
(botany) (of some fruits, leaves, etc) thick and pulpy
Derived Forms
fleshiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for fleshy
adj.

"plump," mid-14c., from flesh (n.) + -y (2). Related: Fleshiness.

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