Entry from British & World English dictionary
Remove the flesh from: stone tools had been used to deflesh the bone
More example sentences
- His bones were defleshed and brought back to Westminster Abbey for burial where, as far as I know, they remain.
- Kathleen Jamie should have used quicklime rather than caustic soda to deflesh her gannet's skull, but maggots would have been best.
- At Moula Guercy Cave in South-East France at least six Neanderthals were either defleshed or possibly cannibalised, and at Kebara Cave in Israel an adult male buried in the centre of the cave had his skull removed shortly after burial.
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