Of, related to, or resembling flesh.
* 1850 , , David Copperfield , ch. 7:
* 1901 , , The First Men in the Moon , ch. 8:
- Mr. Creakle . . . showed me the cane, and asked me what I thought of THAT? . . . Did it bite? At every question he gave me a fleshy cut with it that made me writhe.
(of a person) Having considerable flesh.
* 1894 , , The Prisoner of Zenda , ch. 3:
- [O]ver reefs and banks of shining rock, a bristling beard of spiky and fleshy vegetation was straining into view.
* 1908 , , "The Heathen":
- The King's face was slightly more fleshy than mine, the oval of its contour the least trifle more pronounced.
* 2009 , Lisa Abend, "
- He was a large fleshy man, weighing at least two hundred pounds, and he quickly became a faithful representation of a quivering jelly-mountain of fat.
Google Earth Takes On the Prado's Masterworks," Time , 15 Jan.:
- It's hard to imagine why Flemish Renaissance artist Peter Paul Rubens would paint a blemish on the backside of one of the fleshy lovelies meant to represent beauty, charm and good cheer, but there's no denying that single red brushstroke in the midst of his central figure's creamy skin.
* is not necessarily negative in connotation (as fat, for example) and may be used to describe men or women.
* (having considerable flesh) corpulent, full-figured, porky, pudgy, well-covered
* (having considerable flesh) bony, slender, slim
The state or characteristic of being fleshy.
* 1850 , , Antonina , ch. 2:
- [T]he fleshiness of the chin, and the jovial redundancy of the cheeks, were, in their turn, utterly at variance with the character of the pale, noble forehead, and the expression of the quick, intelligent eyes.