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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.edibleness - 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
References in periodicals archive ?
Saarnio (1993), "Deciding What is Safe to Eat: Young Children's Understanding of Appearance, Reality, and Edibleness.