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.

Famous quotes containing the word flesh:

    The flesh of past lovers looks both familiar and strange.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Thou seest I have more flesh than another man, and therefore more frailty.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    The North will at least preserve your flesh for you; Northerners are pale for good and all. There’s very little difference between a dead Swede and a young man who’s had a bad night. But the Colonial is full of maggots the day after he gets off the boat.
    Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894–1961)