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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Definitions for esculent

  1. Something edible, especially a vegetable.
  2. Suitable for use as food; edible.

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Citations for esculent
The remainder of the garden presented a well-selected assortment of esculent vegetables, in a praiseworthy state of advancement. Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables
There are many varieties of mushrooms, some of which are very poisonous; therefore you should be careful in selecting them, that you do not mistake the poisonous for the esculent ones. Lettice Bryan, The Kentucky Housewife
Origin of esculent
1615-1625
Related to the word eat, esculent comes from the Latin word for food, esca.