edibleness

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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