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eatable

[ee-tuh-buh l] /ˈi tə bəl/
adjective
1.
noun
2.
Usually, eatables. articles of food.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; eat + -able
Related forms
noneatable, adjective
uneatable, adjective
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Examples from the web for eatable
  • It is commonsense that if the eyes see the eatable stuff the fingers grab it to stuff into mouth.
  • Use sea weed and other non or rarely eatable biological material instead.
  • One way to make the process easier is if easily eatable parts are sited close to the anthers.
  • Fish were plentiful and there were also nuts, berries and wild eatable plants.
British Dictionary definitions for eatable

eatable

/ˈiːtəbəl/
adjective
1.
fit or suitable for eating; edible
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Word Origin and History for eatable
adj.

late 15c., from eat + -able.

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