1 the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat
2 alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" [syn: human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form]
3 a soft moist part of a fruit [syn: pulp]
- Rhymes: -ɛʃ
- the soft tissue of the body, especially muscle and fat.
- animal tissue, especially animal tissue used as food.
- the human body as a physical entity.
- the skin of a human or animal.
- the soft, often edible, parts of fruits or vegetables.
- a yellowish pink colour; the colour of some human
- flesh colour:
- Catalan: carn
- Danish: kød
- Dutch: vlees
- Finnish: liha
- French: chair
- German: Fleisch
- Greek: σάρκα [ˈsarka] , κρέας [ˈkre̞.as] [rare (means also "meat")]
- Hungarian: hús
- Ido: karno
- Italian: carne
- Polish: ciało, mięso
- Russian: мягкая ткань , плоть f (poetic), мясо n coll.
- Scottish Gaelic: feòil
- Telugu: మాంసం (maamsam)
human body entity
edible part of fruit/vegetable
To add details
- German: ausarbeiten, untermauern
to remove the flesh
- German: entfleischen
- flesh and blood
- flesh fly
- flesh out
- flesh side
- flesh wound
- goose flesh
- in the flesh
- sarcoptic mange
Flesh is the soft part of the body of a person or animal which is between the skin and the bones. In ordinary speech, it typically contrasts with bone, as in the merism flesh and bone. It mainly refers to skeletal muscle and associated fat, though it includes all other internal soft tissue. The softness of a human body is generally attributed to flesh, although muscles can also give a notion of hardness.
The word "meat" is normally used instead if animal flesh is intended as food.
In some instances, the term "flesh" will be used to describe the soft interior of fruits, usually the part that is eaten.
flesh in German: Fleisch
flesh in Esperanto: Karno
flesh in French: Chair
flesh in Italian: carne
flesh in Lingala: Mosuni
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