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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Definitions for esculent

  1. Something edible, especially a vegetable.
  2. Suitable for use as food; edible.

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Citations for esculent
The remainder of the garden presented a well-selected assortment of esculent vegetables, in a praiseworthy state of advancement. Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables
There are many varieties of mushrooms, some of which are very poisonous; therefore you should be careful in selecting them, that you do not mistake the poisonous for the esculent ones. Lettice Bryan, The Kentucky Housewife
Origin of esculent
Related to the word eat, esculent comes from the Latin word for food, esca.