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edible

[ed-uh-buh l] /ˈɛd ə bəl/
adjective
1.
fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent.
noun
2.
Usually, edibles. edible substances; food.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin edibilis, equivalent to ed(ere) to eat + -ibilis -ible
Related forms
edibility, edibleness, noun
nonedibility, noun
nonedible, adjective, noun
nonedibleness, noun
unedible, adjective
Can be confused
addable, edible.
Synonyms
1. comestible, consumable.
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edible

/ˈɛdɪbəl/
adjective
1.
fit to be eaten; eatable
Derived Forms
edibility, edibleness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin edibilis, from Latin edere to eat
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Word Origin and History for un edible

edible

adj.

1590s, from Late Latin edibilis "eatable," from Latin edere "to eat," from PIE root *ed- "to eat" (cf. Sanskrit admi "I eat;" Greek edo "I eat;" Lithuanian edu "I eat;" Hittite edmi "I eat," adanna "food;" Old Irish ithim "I eat;" Gothic itan, Old Swedish and Old English etan, Old High German essan "to eat;" Avestan ad- "to eat;" Armenian utem "I eat;" Old Church Slavonic jasti "to eat," Russian jest "to eat").

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