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Meaning of edible by Wiktionary Dictionary

edible


    Etymology

    From Late Latin edibilis, from Latin edere ( “to eat” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈɛd.ɪ.bəl/ X-SAMPA: /"Ed.I.b@l/

    Adjective

    edible ( comparative more edible, superlative most edible )

    1. That can be eaten without harm; non-toxic to humans; suitable for consumption .
      edible fruit
    2. That can be eaten without disgust .
      Although stale, the bread was edible .

    Usage notes

    edible is the most common term for “capable of being eaten”; eatable is rather informal, due to simple analysis as eat with -able, while comestible is relatively formal .

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    Noun

    edible ( plural: edibles )

    1. Anything edible .
    2. ( marijuana ) a foodstuff infused with THC usually cannabutter baked good

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    See also

    • “edible” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001

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Explanation of edible by Wordnet Dictionary

edible


    Adjective
    1. suitable for use as food

    Noun
    1. any substance that can be used as food



    Definition of edible by GCIDE Dictionary

    edible


    1. Edible a. [L. edibilis, fr. edere to eat. See Eat.] Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, “edible fishes”. Bacon. -- n. Anything edible.

      Edible bird's nest. See Bird's nest, 2. -- Edible crab ( Zoöl. ), any species of crab used as food, esp. the American blue crab ( Callinectes hastatus ). See Crab. -- Edible frog ( Zoöl. ), the common European frog ( Rana esculenta ), used as food. -- Edible snail ( Zoöl. ), any snail used as food, esp. Helix pomatia and H. aspersa of Europe.