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 confusedaddable 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 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 edibles

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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