- suitable for use as food; edible.
- something edible, especially a vegetable.
Origin of esculent
Related Words for esculentcomestible, digestible, eatable, edible, palatable, consumable, fare, foodstuff, nutriment, provender, provision, provisions, edibles, victual
Examples from the Web for esculent
Historical Examples of esculent
It is not equal to many others of the Hypholomas as an esculent.
I have never eaten it, but I have no doubt of its esculent qualities.
Esculent plants are those suitable for food (literally, full of food).Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins
It is of little value as an esculent, and is rarely cultivated.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America
It is astringent, esculent, and possesses a rich flavour and odour.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
- any edible substance
Word Origin 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).