eatable

[ee-tuh-buh l]

adjective

noun

Usually eatables. articles of food.

Origin of eatable

First recorded in 1475–85; eat + -able
Related formsnon·eat·a·ble, adjectiveun·eat·a·ble, adjective
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eatable

adjective

fit or suitable for eating; edible
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Word Origin and History for eatable
adj.

late 15c., from eat + -able.

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