- fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent.
- Usually edibles. edible substances; food.
Origin of edible
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Examples from the Web for unedible
Cut cold meat of any variety in thin slices; trim off all unedible portions and dispose neatly in the center of an ample dish.
When I got to sea I found that his tubers were rank and unedible, and full of fine yellow streaks of repulsive appearance.Sailing Alone Around The World
- fit to be eaten; eatable
Word Origin and History for unedible
1590s, from Late Latin edibilis "eatable," from Latin edere "to eat," from PIE root *ed- "to eat" (cf. Sanskrit admi "I eat;" Greek edo "I eat;" Lithuanian edu "I eat;" Hittite edmi "I eat," adanna "food;" Old Irish ithim "I eat;" Gothic itan, Old Swedish and Old English etan, Old High German essan "to eat;" Avestan ad- "to eat;" Armenian utem "I eat;" Old Church Slavonic jasti "to eat," Russian jest "to eat").