In vertebrate animals, flesh is the colloquial term for biological tissue which consists of skeletal muscles and fat as opposed to bones, viscera and integuments. Flesh may be used as food, in which case it commonly is called meat.
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... It has medium flavoured flesh and is regarded by both Japanese and Western chefs as the best raw fish to eat in the world ...
... Sarcophaga is a genus of true flies, the type of the flesh-fly family (Sarcophagidae) ... africa, Sarcophaga bercaea, the grey flesh-fly Sarcophaga bullata, Sarcophaga carnaria, Sarcophaga crassipalpis, the friendly fly Sarcophaga aldrichi and the red-tailed flesh-fly Sarcophaga haemorrhoidalis ...
... Flesh flies are strongly attracted to carrion or dry flesh ... female has a strong desire to lay larvae on the flesh and have even been noted to larviposit on the sleeve of a garment that has been previously soiled with ...
More definitions of "flesh":
- (noun): Alternative names for the body of a human being.
Example: "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
Synonyms: human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, figure, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form
- (noun): The soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat.
Famous quotes containing the word flesh:
“I believe in the flesh and the appetites,
Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me
is a miracle.
Divine am I inside and out, and I make holy whatever I touch or am touchd from,
The scent of these arm-pits aroma finer than prayer,
This head more than churches, bibles, and all the creeds.”
—Walt Whitman (18191892)
“My own voice spoke to people,
anyone, friends, strangers on the street, saying,
I am Mr. Rabbit. The flesh itself had become mad
and at three mirrors this was confirmed.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)
“Heat, maam! It was so dreadful here that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.”
—Sydney Smith (17711845)