- The definition of edible is something that can be eaten.
An example of something that would be described as edible is mint or rosemary, in contrast to other plants or flowers that cannot be eaten.
A table covered with very edible foods.
Origin of edibleLate Latin edibilis ; from Classical Latin edere, eat
Origin of edibleLate Latin edibilis, from Latin edere, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.
- ed′i·bil′i·ty, ed′i·ble·ness
(comparative more edible, superlative most edible)
From Late Latin edibilis, from Latin edere (“to eat”).