- fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent.
- Usually edibles. edible substances; food.
Origin of edible
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Examples from the Web for edibility
The habitat and time of growth of each plant is given, also its edibility.
I have no doubt of their edibility but I have not eaten them.
I have not eaten this species but I have no doubt of its edibility.
Many a basketful has been brought to me to be identified with the hope of their edibility.
The edibility of these nuts may account for the common name, "cow oak."Trees Worth Knowing
Julia Ellen Rogers
- fit to be eaten; eatable
Word Origin and History for edibility
1590s, from Late Latin edibilis "eatable," from Latin edere "to eat," from PIE root *ed- "to eat" (cf. 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;" Avestan ad- "to eat;" Armenian utem "I eat;" Old Church Slavonic jasti "to eat," Russian jest "to eat").