edible

[ed-uh-buhl]

adjective

fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent.

noun

Usually edibles. edible substances; food.

Nearby words

  1. edgy,
  2. edh,
  3. edhessa,
  4. edi,
  5. ediacaran,
  6. edible canna,
  7. edibles,
  8. edict,
  9. edict of nantes,
  10. edicule

Origin of edible

1605–15; < Late Latin edibilis, equivalent to ed(ere) to eat + -ibilis -ible

Related forms
Can be confusedaddable edible

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British Dictionary definitions for edible

edible

adjective

fit to be eaten; eatable
Derived Formsedibility or edibleness, noun

Word Origin for edible

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

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Word Origin and History for edible

edible

adj.

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").

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