[ ed-uh-buhl ]
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  1. fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent: Are you sure this is edible?

  1. Usually edibles .

    • an edible substance; food: a basket of fruit, cheeses, and other tasty edibles.

    • Also called ma·ri·jua·na ed·i·ble [mar-uh-wah-nuh-ed-uh-buhl], /ˌmær əˈwɑ nə ˈɛd ə bəl/, can·na·bis ed·i·ble [kan-uh-bis ed-uh-buhl] /ˈkæn ə bɪs ˈɛd ə bəl/ . a food or drink product that is infused with marijuana and ingested as an alternative to smoking or vaping the drug: The dispensary sells many popular edibles from candies and cookies to ciders and sodas.

    • Also called CBD ed·i·ble [see-bee-dee-ed-uh-buhl] /ˈsiˈbiˈdi ˈɛd ə bəl/ . a food or drink product that is infused with CBD: Our food co-op just stocked a special display of CBD edibles, including chocolate bars and tea.

Origin of edible

First recorded in 1605–15; from Late Latin edibilis, equivalent to ed(ere) “to eat” + -ibilis adjective suffix; see origin at eat, -ible

Other words for edible

Other words from edible

  • ed·i·bil·i·ty, ed·i·ble·ness, noun
  • non·ed·i·bil·i·ty, noun
  • non·ed·i·ble, adjective, noun
  • non·ed·i·ble·ness, noun
  • un·ed·i·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for edible


/ (ˈɛdɪbəl) /

  1. fit to be eaten; eatable

Origin of edible

C17: from Late Latin edibilis, from Latin edere to eat

Derived forms of edible

  • edibility or edibleness, noun

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