Fleshy vs Succulent - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between fleshy and succulent
is that fleshy
is of, related to, or resembling flesh while succulent
is juicy or lush.
As a noun succulent is
a succulent plant (such as cactus).
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
juicy or lush
interesting or delectable
(botany) having fleshy leaves or other tissues that store water
a succulent plant (such as cactus)