- 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 edible
In fact, Fast Company predicts that edible insects are already a $20 million industry in the U.S.Is Cricket Flour the New Protein Powder?
November 21, 2014
Before Kaye, edible taxidermy had not yet been introduced to the mainstream on an educational level.Edible Taxidermy: It’s a Good Thing
August 5, 2014
Coffee beans are available in jewelry, keychain, soap, body spray and, of course, edible and brewable form.Will Coffee Rust Hurt Starbucks?
June 8, 2014
Poking through this crunchy-sweet vegetable mound is edible ecstasy.Become a Fried Seafood Believer at South Beach Market
Jane & Michael Stern
April 20, 2014
The Colombia trip includes foraging from forests outside Bogotá and eyeing orchids in Medellín (not edible).The Foraging Wars: Extreme Eating Hits California
Debra A. Klein
January 31, 2014
As a last resort this seaweed is edible, at any rate certain species of it.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
There are three ways by which he can become familiar with the edible kinds.
Any edible mushroom can easily be kept for winter use by canning.
There are no fixed rules by which you can tell a poisonous from an edible mushroom.
It is edible but very great caution should be used to be sure of your species.
- fit to be eaten; eatable
Word Origin and History for edible
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").