Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

inedible

[in-ed-uh-buh l]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. not edible; unfit to be eaten.

Origin of inedible

First recorded in 1815–25; in-3 + edible
Related formsin·ed·i·bil·i·ty, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for inedibility

Historical Examples

  • Their inedibility, which they owe to a more or less coriaceous epidermis and an armature of strong sharp spines (Fig. 6).

    A Book of Natural History

    Various

  • In some instances the inedibility of the larvae extends to the perfect insect, but not in others.

    Darwinism (1889)

    Alfred Russel Wallace


British Dictionary definitions for inedibility

inedible

adjective
  1. not fit to be eaten; uneatable
Derived Formsinedibility, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for inedibility

inedible

adj.

"unfit to eat," 1822, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + edible. Related: Inedibly; inedibility.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper