corpulent (KÔR-pyə-lənt)


Definition (Adjective) Large or bulky of body; fleshy, fat. In Context "In a documentary I once saw on the BBC about British expatriates in Spain, there was an unforgettable image -- a corpulent Englishwoman in the tiny kitchen of her restaurant on the Costa Blanca, serving up English dinners with roast beef, gravy, three veg, and Yorkshire pudding, the poor woman pink and sweating in the heat of a Spanish summer." Paul Richardson, A Late Dinner: Discovering the Food of Spain, 2007.