flesh

Flesh is the part of a body that's made of muscles and fat. If you grab the flesh of your little brother's arm to keep him from running into the street, you're holding the soft part of his arm.

We often use the word flesh to talk about the tissues of an animal's body — in other words, the fat and muscle that most humans consider to be food, or meat. But you'll also hear people say "flesh and bone" or "flesh and blood" when they're describing the physical parts of a human. The Old English root is flæsc, "flesh or meat."

Primary Meanings of flesh

1.
nv
the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat
remove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture
2.
n
a soft moist part of a fruit
Full Definitions of flesh
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n the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat

Type of:
animal tissue
the tissue in the bodies of animals

n alternative names for the body of a human being

“the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak”
Synonyms:
anatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body, physique, shape, soma
Types:
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person
a human body (usually including the clothing)
juvenile body
the body of a young person
adult body
the body of an adult human being
male body
the body of a male human being
female body
the body of a female human being
child's body
the body of a human child
adult female body, woman's body
the body of an adult woman
adult male body, man's body
the body of an adult man
Type of:
body, organic structure, physical structure
the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

v remove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture

Type of:
get rid of, remove
dispose of
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n a soft moist part of a fruit

Synonyms:
pulp
Type of:
plant tissue
the tissue of a plant

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