fleshiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fleshiness more than average fatness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The fleshy bulbs on each side of your nose are called the Alea (AY-lee) singular Ala (AY-luh)
    • n Fleshiness The state of being fleshy; plumpness; corpulence; grossness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bananas are perennial crops that are grown and harvested year-round. The banana plant does not grow from a seed but rather from a rhizome or bulb. Each fleshy bulb will sprout new shoots year after year.
    • n fleshiness The state of being fleshy; plumpness; corpulence; grossness.
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Usage

In literature:

An instant later the Gila monster snapped its gaping jaws together on the fleshy edge of Lennon's palm.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
He was a tallish young man, broad set, and a little too fleshy for his years.
"Young Mr. Barter's Repentance" by David Christie Murray
Drawing cords backwards and forwards through the fleshy parts.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
Show me those fleshy principalities; Show me that hill where smiling love doth sit.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
I'm so fleshy like I never get up on the top floor.
"Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
Apiculis: an erect, fleshy short point.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Plants which live exclusively on the sea-side are very apt to have fleshy leaves.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
It was fleshy and pasty, and it belonged, of course, to Gerda's lovable brother Ed.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
They have fleshy thighs, thick and hard skin, a large and coarse neck and head, and horns large at the base.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
The President is a man of medium size, thick-set, and inclined to be fleshy, with an interesting, smooth face, eye clear and glance alert.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

Him the vindictive rod of angry Justice
Sent quick and howling to the centre headlong;
I, fed with judgment, in a fleshy tomb am
Buried above ground.
"Lines Written During A Period Of Insanity" by William Cowper

In news:

Fish tacos "Chunks of fleshy achiote tilapia wrapped up in a soft corn tortilla and dressed with a crunchy tangle of pickled red onion and slaw that add just the right pop of texture".
Carefully turn over fish when done on one side and sprinkle rosemary and pepper on fleshy side.
Fleshy century plant leaves have been mainly damaged at the tips and along the edges.
Louis Jadot sets a high standard for Beaujolais shippers, as its fleshy '99 Château des Jacques Moulin-à-Vent shows.
Terrorists are about to strike, and according to the sweating, fleshy national security men advising Congress, a dirty bomb is in their grasp.
The storefront door groaned open and a cloud of warm, fleshy air pushed into Elizabeth Street.
Why get out the can opener when the farmers markets are full of sweet, acidic, juicy, fleshy, perfect fruit.
Patrick Loafman makes and plays unique instruments carved from gourds and decorates them using pyrography , which essentially burns designs into the fleshy fruits.
And in what category do I place Wang Zhiyuan's Underpants (2005) and Underpants #6, both crafted from fiberglass resin painted in soft hues of fleshy pearlescent pink.
Flesh conditions average to fleshy.
They look like four fleshy petals in white or pink.
Sweet, fleshy pears are exceptionally fine when matched with almond, cherry, pecan, caramel and bleu cheese.
The fleshy varieties, meanwhile, are best preserved by pickling -- especially by me.
The recipe comes from a monastery, Maria Loi said when we praised her namesake new restaurant's sweet and fleshy lavraki (sea bass), smartly grilled with tomato, thyme, capers and onions.
Underground white, fleshy tubers, which resemble a rattlesnake 's rattle in shape, provide the main means of reproduction.
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