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esculent

[ es-kyuh-luhnt ]
/ ˈɛs kyə lənt /
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adjective
suitable for use as food; edible.
noun
something edible, especially a vegetable.
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Origin of esculent

First recorded in 1615–25; from Latin ēsculentus “edible, full of food,” equivalent to ēsc(a) “food” (cf. escarole) + -ulentus -ulent

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British Dictionary definitions for esculent

esculent
/ (ˈɛskjʊlənt) /

noun
any edible substance
adjective
edible

Word Origin for esculent

C17: from Latin ēsculentus good to eat, from ēsca food, from edere to eat
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