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Fit to be eaten, especially by humans: edible roots; an edible mushroom.
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.
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Noun1.edibility - the property of being fit to eat
property - a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class; "a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"
digestibility, digestibleness - the property of being easy to digest
indigestibility, indigestibleness - the property of being difficult to digest
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[ˌedɪˈbɪlətɪ] Ncomestibilidad f
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nEssbarkeit f, → Genießbarkeit f
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[ˌɛdɪˈbɪlɪtɪ] ncommestibilità
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(ˈedəbl) adjective
fit to be eaten. Are these berries edible?
ˌediˈbility noun
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There was "outright fraud in declaring the quantity of meals supplied to the asylum seekers" and refugees were often left starving with food "bordering the limits of edibility".
They aid in prolonging the edibility of food and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
The researchers say the sensors could also eventually replace the 'use-by' date, a less reliable indicator of freshness and edibility. Lower costs for retailers may also eventually lower the cost of food for consumers.
Although the vernacular for Conilurus was later attributed to their 'long' ears (Strahan 1983), it seems equally, if not more, plausible that its early discovery and naming (Gould 1863) alluded to its edibility rather than its ear size (see Fig.
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Whatever coyotes lack in edibility is made up for by their beautiful pelts.
Species entries include scientific and common names, family, cap, flesh, gills, stem, spore print, ecology edibility, comments, and one or more color photographs.
Beverage labels, says Henry, must maintain freshness and the edibility of the product.
In general, the question of perceived edibility of meat may be explained by reference to the so-called schemas: "a schema is a psychological framework that shapes--and is shaped by--our beliefs, ideas, perceptions, and experiences, and it automatically organizes and interprets incoming information" (Joy 14).
So the most important toxin in detoxified Jatropha curcas kernel meal (DJM) was phorbol esters which may affect the edibility. There was a previous report that the DJM could be used in common carp diet to replace partially SBM or fish meal [11].
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