Definitions for: Edible


[n] any substance that can be used as food
[adj] suitable for use as food



Webster (1913) Definition: Ed"i*ble, a. [L. edibilis, fr. edere to eat. See
Eat.]
Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible
fishes. --Bacon. -- n. Anything edible.

Edible bird's nest. See Bird's nest, 2.

Edible crab (Zo["o]l.), any species of crab used as food,
esp. the American blue crab (Callinectes hastatus). See
Crab.

Edible frog (Zo["o]l.), the common European frog ({Rana
esculenta}), used as food.

Edible snail (Zo["o]l.), any snail used as food, esp.
Helix pomatia and H. aspersa of Europe.

Synonyms: comestible, comestible, eatable, eatable, killable, nonpoisonous, nontoxic, pabulum, victual, victuals

Antonyms: inedible, uneatable

See Also: digestible, food, nutrient, palatable, tender, tuck

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