esculent

[es-kyuh-luhnt]
adjective
1.
suitable for use as food; edible.
noun
2.
something edible, especially a vegetable.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin ēsculentus edible, full of food, equivalent to ēsc(a) food (cf. escarole) + -ulentus -ulent

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esculent (ˈɛskjʊlənt)
 
n
1.  any edible substance
 
adj
2.  edible
 
[C17: from Latin ēsculentus good to eat, from ēsca food, from edere to eat]

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esculent
1620s, from L. esculentus, from esca "food," from PIE *ed- "to eat" (see eat).
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