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English noun: flesh

1. flesh (body) the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat

Broader (hypernym)animal tissue

2. flesh (body) alternative names for the body of a human being

SamplesLeonardo studied the human body.
He has a strong physique.
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

Synonymsanatomy, bod, build, chassis, figure, form, frame, human body, material body, physical body, physique, shape, soma

Broader (hypernym)body, organic structure, physical structure

Narrower (hyponym)adult body, female body, juvenile body, male body, person

Part meronymhomo, human, human being, individual, man, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

3. flesh (plant) a soft moist part of a fruit


Broader (hypernym)plant tissue

Substance holonymparenchyma

English verb: flesh

1. flesh (possession) remove adhering flesh from (hides) when preparing leather manufacture

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)get rid of, remove

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