Examples from the Web for esculent
The classical Latin name, from , to eat, in allusion to the esculent nuts.
The Morchella deliciosa is highly esteemed as an esculent wherever eaten.
Root′-cap, a cap-like layer of cells at the tip of roots; Root′-crop, a crop of esculent roots, esp.
Additional plates, displaying other varieties of esculent mushrooms, may possibly be issued in the future.
It is generally cultivated on account of its serpent-like form, rather than for its value as an esculent.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America|Fearing Burr
British Dictionary definitions for esculent
Word Origin for esculent
Word Origin and History for esculent
1620s, from Latin esculentus "good to eat, eatable," from esca "food," from PIE *eds-qa- (cf. Lithuanian eska "appetite"), from root *ed- "to eat" (see edible).