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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
edible plants
▪ Are these mushrooms edible?
▪ The meal was barely edible.
▪ There are many edible fruits growing wild in the coastal forest.
▪ Chefs Kuni and Yasu, both chatty artists, carve edible canvasses that are spectacular feasts for the eyes.
▪ If different sizes are offered, go for the largest, which will produce edible stalks more quickly.
▪ It does not require 100 tonnes of plant material to produce one tonne of edible material per year.
▪ Jell-O is in many ways the edible version of an elemental archetype: Deadly beauty.
▪ The bird's problem then is to distinguish sickening from edible prey.
▪ The hind limbs were strong and apparently adapted for scratch-digging, and Hyperodapedon could presumably dig up edible tubers and roots.
▪ They seem the most successful at inhabiting the two worlds of allium: the beautiful and the edible.
▪ Woodland harboured herbs for medicines and food and also several edible varieties of mushroom.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Edible \Ed"i*ble\, a. [L. edibilis, fr. edere to eat. See Eat.] Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible fishes.
--Bacon. -- n. Anything edible.

Edible bird's nest. See Bird's nest, 2.

Edible crab (Zo["o]l.), any species of crab used as food, esp. the American blue crab ( Callinectes hastatus). See Crab.

Edible frog (Zo["o]l.), the common European frog ( Rana esculenta), used as food.

Edible snail (Zo["o]l.), any snail used as food, esp. Helix pomatia and H. aspersa of Europe.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1590s, from Late Latin edibilis "eatable," from Latin edere "to eat," from PIE root *ed- "to eat" (cognates: Sanskrit admi "I eat;" Greek edo "I eat;" Lithuanian edu "I eat;" Hittite edmi "I eat," adanna "food;" Old Irish ithim "I eat;" Gothic itan, Old Swedish and Old English etan, Old High German essan "to eat;" \n Avestan ad- "to eat;" Armenian utem "I eat;" Old Church Slavonic jasti "to eat," Russian jest "to eat").


a. 1 That can be eaten without harm; innocuous to humans; suitable for consumption. 2 That can be eaten without disgust. n. 1 Anything edible. 2 (context marijuana English) a foodstuff, usually a baked good, infused with tetrahydrocannabinol from cannabutter etc.


n. any substance that can be used as food [syn: comestible, eatable, pabulum, victual, victuals]


adj. suitable for use as food [syn: comestible, eatable] [ant: inedible]


Edible may refer to:

  • Things that are fit to be eaten, especially by humans.
  • Cannabis edibles
  • Eating
  • Edible Communities regional magazines
  • Foraging for wild foods related to survival skills

Usage examples of "edible".

It was twelve twenty-two, and if I could get down to the deli fast enough, the turkey would still be moist and the baguette would still be edible.

While she waited for them to plump up and absorb more of the water, she stripped away the outer bark of a birch tree, scraped off some of the soft, sweet, edible cambium layer underneath, and added it to her root-starch-and-berry mixture.

California cuisine has oozed up the coast, which usually means underflavored, undersalted modern French cooking hidden under edible flowers and Mexican fruits.

But near the bottom, where edible debris floats slowly down from the surface, demersal fishes now appear, like the ugly customer with the jutting bony jaw that was crossing their bow.

Trenco, then can burrow in its mud, from which they derive part of their sustenance, they can emerge therefrom into the sunlight, they can, undamaged float in or roll along before the ever-present Trenconian wind, and they can enwrap, entangle, or otherwise seize and hold anything with which they come in contact which by any chance may prove edible.

Here were bottomless skies, and many kinds of fecund life, some mobile, some fixed, some edible, many poisonous, some lower on the food chain.

What with our stopping for barely edible fast-food chicken-absolutely rife with monosodium glutamate, sodium nitrate, and God knows what other poisons-we arrived at the Sea and Sand Motel on the southern outskirts of Oceanside.

The abbot had conceived of a small Nomadic library he wanted created as a donation of high culture from the monastic Memorabilia of Christian civilization to the benighted tribes still wandering the northern Plains, migrant herdsmen who would one day be persuaded into literacy by formerly edible missionaries, already busy among them and no longer considered edible under the Treaty of the Sacred Mare between the hordes and the adjacent agrarian states.

They had dubbed it a pingpear, and it was one of the eight fruits that Nen Yim had identified as edible and nutritious.

He had been watching young chicks, he said, and noted how they explored their environment by pecking at crumbs or other small objects, including their own droppings, but quickly learned to distinguish edible from inedible items.

It had to be coconut oil squeezed from edible copra, and before they left that roof Pilau had oiled everything on it that spun, or slid, or twisted, or looked to him as though it might someday want to.

I had set Brianna to collect cress, while I poked about the trees in search of wood ears and other edible fungi.

Stitches and his assistant carpenters were fitting a new tongue to the wagon by lamplight, Edge climbed inside the wagon by himself, with a lantern, to refold or rehang on the clothes poles what costumes seemed salvageable, and to carry out what other groceries might be dried out and still edible.

After going through the street alongside the hill, they returned over the wooden bridge which crosses the Retenue, passed close to the railway, and came out again on the market place, when, suddenly, a quarrel arose between Monsieur Pinipesse, the collector, and Monsieur Tournevau about an edible mushroom which one of them declared he had found in the neighborhood.

He moved hesitantly toward the edible mushroom which would be food for Saya and the rest.