suitable for use as food; edible.
something edible, especially a vegetable.
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How to use esculent in a sentence
This is an esculent resembling arrowroot, which they dig, pulverize, and use as flour.
Miller observes, that it was formerly cultivated as an esculent plant, the green pods being dressed and eaten as peas.The Botanical Magazine, Vol. V | William Curtis
From the above it will be seen that this esculent contains no nitrogen.
Taste: Sweet, which applies only to the pink or white condition, at which time alone the species is considered esculent.Our Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms and How to Distinguish Them | William Hamilton Gibson
Arracacha, ar-a-kach′, n. an umbelliferous plant with esculent roots, native to the northern parts of South America.
British Dictionary definitions for esculent
any edible substance
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