a) Of, related to, or resembling flesh.

Mr. Creakle . . . showed me the cane, and asked me what I thought of THAT? . . . Did it bite? At every question he gave me a fleshy cut with it that made me writhe.

b) Having considerable flesh.

[O]ver reefs and banks of shining rock, a bristling beard of spiky and fleshy vegetation was straining into view.

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