edible

[ed-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent.
noun
2.
Usually, edibles. edible substances; food.

Origin:
1605–15; < Late Latin edibilis, equivalent to ed(ere) to eat + -ibilis -ible

edibility, edibleness, noun
nonedibility, noun
nonedible, adjective, noun
nonedibleness, noun
unedible, adjective

addable, edible.


1. comestible, consumable.
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edible (ˈɛdɪbəl)
 
adj
fit to be eaten; eatable
 
[C17: from Late Latin edibilis, from Latin edere to eat]
 
edi'bility
 
n
 
'edibleness
 
n

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edible
1590s, from L.L. edibilis, from L. edere "to eat," from PIE base *ed- "to eat" (cf. Skt. admi "I eat;" Gk. edo "I eat;" Lith. edu "I eat;" Hittite edmi "I eat," adanna "food;" O.Ir. ithim "I eat;" Goth. itan, O.Frank., O.Swed., O.E. etan, O.H.G. essan "to eat;" Avestan ad- "to eat;" Armenian utem "I
eat;" O.C.S. jasti "to eat," Russian jest "to eat").
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Example sentences
Some peas are for shelling, some have edible pods, and others can be eaten
  either way.
AN edible gift may be the solution to the problem of what to present to a
  weekend hostess.
The landscape plan calls for shade trees, vines on trellises on the south side
  of the house, and edible landscaping on the north.
Hunter-gatherers' practice of scouring surroundings for edible plants is
  responsible for only half of their moniker.
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