adj. flesh·i·er, flesh·i·est
a. Relating to, consisting of, or resembling flesh: a fleshy growth.
b. Having abundant flesh: fleshy arms.
2. Having a juicy or pulpy texture: ripe, fleshy peaches.
3. Fleshly; carnal: "the fleshy fringes of show business" (Newsweek).
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