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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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References in classic literature ?
for the nobler plants are valued for the fruit they bear at last in the air and light, far from the ground, and are not treated like the humbler esculents, which, though they may be biennials, are cultivated only till they have perfected their root, and often cut down at top for this purpose, so that most would not know them in their flowering season.
Over several, trips to the Nigerian village, the students also studied the role of cassava (Aktnihot esculents Crantz), a staple food crop for more than 500 million people in tropical countries around the globe.
Si autem esculents deus, impanatus, coctus, frixus, aut pistus nusquam est.