Definition of corpulent:
- obese (part of speech: adjective)
- size (part of speech: adjective)
- round (part of speech: adjective)
The corpulent captain of the great wrecking tug Sovereign, lying outside the breakers off Jones Inlet, megaphoned this insult to the deck of the Fledgling, as she drew near the scene of the wreck, rising and falling on the waves like a piece of driftwood.- "Dan Merrithew", Lawrence Perry.
- "San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams", Charles Paul de Kock.
Sometimes we find the larva of a Bee which has finished its mess or is on the point of finishing it; sometimes a larva, white like the first, but more corpulent and of a different shape; at other times honey with an egg floating on the surface.- "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.