edible

[ ed-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈɛd ə bəl /

adjective

fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent.

noun

Usually edibles. edible substances; food.

Origin of edible

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

Related forms

Can be confused

addable edible
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British Dictionary definitions for edibles (1 of 2)

edibles

/ (ˈɛdɪbəlz) /

pl n

articles fit to eat; food

British Dictionary definitions for edibles (2 of 2)

edible

/ (ˈɛdɪbəl) /

adjective

fit to be eaten; eatable

Derived Forms

edibility or edibleness, noun

Word Origin for edible

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