Origin of edible
Examples from the Web for edibility
The habitat and time of growth of each plant is given, also its edibility.
The edibility of these nuts may account for the common name, "cow oak."Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers
It was a rare thing to meet a cowpuncher who could not turn out biscuits of some degree of edibility, but we had a master hand.The Indians' Last Fight|Dennis Collins
I have not eaten this species but I have no doubt of its edibility.
I have never had the opportunity to test its edibility but I have no doubt of its being good.
Word Origin 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").