inedible

[ in-ed-uh-buh l ]
/ ɪnˈɛd ə bəl /
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adjective

not edible; unfit to be eaten.

Origin of inedible

First recorded in 1815–25; in-3 + edible
Related formsin·ed·i·bil·i·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for inedibility

  • Their inedibility, which they owe to a more or less coriaceous epidermis and an armature of strong sharp spines (Fig. 6).

  • In some instances the inedibility of the larvae extends to the perfect insect, but not in others.

    Darwinism (1889)|Alfred Russel Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for inedibility

inedible

/ (ɪnˈɛdɪbəl) /

adjective

not fit to be eaten; uneatable
Derived Formsinedibility, noun
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Word Origin and History for inedibility

inedible


adj.

"unfit to eat," 1822, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + edible. Related: Inedibly; inedibility.

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