esculent


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es·cu·lent

 (ĕs′kyə-lənt)
adj.
Suitable for eating; edible.

[Latin ēsculentus, from ēsca, food, from edere, ēs-, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]

es′cu·lent n.

esculent

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

es•cu•lent

(ˈɛs kyə lənt)

adj.
1. edible.
n.
2. something edible, esp. a vegetable.
[1615–25; < Latin ēsculentus edible, full of food]
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esculent

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The remainder of the garden presented a well-selected assortment of esculent vegetables, in a praiseworthy state of advancement.
Here, therefore, during the fishing season, the Snake Indians resort from far and near, to lay in their stock of salmon, which, with esculent roots, forms the principal food of the inhabitants of these barren regions.
Then consider what victual or esculent things there are, which grow speedily, and within the year; as parsnips, carrots, turnips, onions, radish, artichokes of Hierusalem, maize, and the like.

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