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ed·i·ble

 (ĕd′ə-bəl)
adj.
Fit to be eaten, especially by humans: edible roots; an edible mushroom.
n.
Something fit to be eaten; food: edibles such as vegetables and meat.

[Late Latin edibilis, from Latin edere, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]

ed′i·bil′i·ty, ed′i·ble·ness n.

edible

(ˈɛdɪbəl)
adj
fit to be eaten; eatable
[C17: from Late Latin edibilis, from Latin edere to eat]
ˌediˈbility, ˈedibleness n

ed•i•ble

(ˈɛd ə bəl)

adj.
1. fit to be eaten as food; eatable.
n.
2. Usu., edibles. edible substances; food.
[1605–15; < Late Latin edibilis=ed(ere) to eat + -ibilis -ible]
ed`i•bil′i•ty, ed′i•ble•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.edible - any substance that can be used as foodedible - any substance that can be used as food
food, nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
tuck - eatables (especially sweets)
Adj.1.edible - suitable for use as food
digestible - capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal
palatable, toothsome - acceptable to the taste or mind; "palatable food"; "a palatable solution to the problem"
tender - easy to cut or chew; "tender beef"
inedible, uneatable - not suitable for food

edible

adjective safe to eat, harmless, wholesome, palatable, digestible, eatable, comestible (rare), fit to eat, good Are these mushrooms edible?
harmful, poisonous, pernicious, noxious, indigestible, inedible, baneful, uneatable

edible

adjective
Fit to be eaten:
noun
Translations
صَالِحٌ لِلَأكْلصالِح للأكْل
храна
jedlý
spiselig
syömäkelpoinensyötäväsyötäväksi kelpaava
jestiv
ehető
ætur
食べられる
식용의
tinkamumas valgytivalgomas
ēdams
ätbar
ซึ่งกินได้
ăn được

edible

[ˈedɪbl] ADJcomestible

edible

[ˈɛdɪbəl] adj
(= safe to eat) → comestible
(= palatable) [meal] → mangeable
barely edible → à peine mangeable

edible

adjessbar, genießbar; very edible!durchaus genießbar!

edible

[ˈɛdɪbl] adj (fit to eat) → mangiabile; (produce, mushrooms) → commestibile

edible

(ˈedəbl) adjective
fit to be eaten. Are these berries edible?
ˌediˈbility noun

edible

صَالِحٌ لِلَأكْل jedlý spiselig essbar φαγώσιμος comestible syötäväksi kelpaava comestible jestiv commestibile 食べられる 식용의 eetbaar spiselig jadalny comestível съедобный ätbar ซึ่งกินได้ yenilebilir ăn được 可食用的

edible

a. comestible; edible.
References in classic literature ?
While they were searching round in quest of edible roots, they discovered a fresh trail of white men, who had evidently but recently preceded them.
As might have been anticipated from the state of my companion's edible supplies, I found my own in a deplorable condition, and diminished to a quantity that would not have formed half a dozen mouthfuls for a hungry man who was partial enough to tobacco not to mind swallowing it.
We do not know an edible root in the woods, we cannot tell our course by the stars, nor the hour of the day by the sun.
I lived on nuts and fruits and the edible roots that chance threw in my way.
It was with growing difficulty that he found the strength necessary to construct a shelter by night wherein he might be reasonably safe from the large carnivora, and by day he still further exhausted his strength in digging for edible roots, and searching for water.
Though he spoke in the language of the great apes of the jungle, it is doubtful that Sheeta understood the words, though he knew well enough that the hairless ape wished to frighten him from his well-chosen station past which edible creatures might be expected to wander sometime during the watches of the night.
Replacing her sandals she sought among the growing track near the stream for whatever edible berries or tubers might be planted there, and found a couple of varieties that could be eaten raw.
On the return journey Whitely and I preceded the rest of the party by about a hundred yards in the hope of getting another shot at something edible, for we were all greatly disgusted and disappointed by the loss of our venison.
However, there were trees, and among them we soon descried edible fruits with which we broke our long fast.
His former experience in the jungle of Tarzan of the Apes had taught him which of the many growing things were edible, and after nearly an hour of absence he returned to the beach with a little armful of food.
His Gracious and Most Edible Majesty, King Dough the First, Ruler of the Two Kingdoms of Hiland and Loland.
Strait of Magellan -- Port Famine -- Ascent of Mount Tarn -- Forests -- Edible Fungus -- Zoology -- Great Sea-weed -- Leave Tierra del Fuego -- Climate -- Fruit-trees and Productions of the Southern Coasts -- Height of Snow-line on the Cordillera -- Descent of Glaciers to the Sea -- Icebergs formed -- Transportal of Boulders -- Climate and Productions of the Antarctic Islands -- Preservation of Frozen Carcasses -- Recapitulation.