Crossword clues for eatable
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Eatable \Eat"a*ble\ ([=e]t"[.a]*b'l), a. Capable of being eaten; fit to be eaten; proper for food; esculent; edible. -- n. Something fit to be eaten.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 15c., from eat + -able. Compare sdible.
a. Able to be eaten; edible. n. (context mostly in the plural English) Anything edible; food.
Usage examples of "eatable".
To say that there was nothing eatable or drinkable in that hotel, would be to tell that which will be understood without telling.
For the enlightenment of those who are not so intimately acquainted with the minutiae of the municipal abattoir as this morbidminded esthete and embryo philosopher who for all his overweening bumptiousness in things scientific can scarcely distinguish an acid from an alkali prides himself on being, it should perhaps be stated that staggering bob in the vile parlance of our lowerclass licensed victuallers signifies the cookable and eatable flesh of a calf newly dropped from its mother.
Lories are better food than the jacamar, the flesh of which is rather tough, but it was difficult to persuade Pencroft that he had not killed the king of eatable birds.
He was telling them that he would lead the way through the walls and through the castle and leave everything open for them to move in, to kill and eat whatever was killable and eatable there.
It should be noted that Pears dried in the oven, and kept without syrup, will remain quite good, and eatable for a year or more.
If you thought of this portion of the ship as a doughnut, the roomettes were in the eatable part.
They ascertained, however, that eatable shellfish abounded there, but these could not be of any great advantage to them until some easy means of communication had been established between the two banks of the Mercy, and until the means of transport had been perfected.
Somehow she had been able to make all that, besides have the necessary adjustments with some women the town so that they were in charge of the eatable ones who would offer themselves in the reception, to contract the musicians, to select melodías which they would interpret, to order the flowers of florería of the town and to contract the carps that would be sent from Dallas to be armed in the park.
They have such an eatable look that the most self-denying stranger can hardly keep his hands off.
For the moment, they were chattering with parrots of all colours, and grave cockatoos, who seemed to meditate upon some philosophical problem, whilst brilliant red lories passed like a piece of bunting carried away by the breeze, papuans, with the finest azure colours, and in all a variety of winged things most charming to behold, but few eatable.