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Saturday, March 10, 2012

esculent

\ES-kyuh-luhnt\ , noun, adjective;
1.
Something edible, especially a vegetable.
adjective:
1.
Suitable for use as food; edible.
Quotes:
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:
Related to the word eat, esculent comes from the Latin word for food, esca.
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