esculent[es′kyo̵̅o̅ lənt, -kyə-]
Origin: Classical Latin esculentus ; from esca, food ; from Indo-European an unverified form ēdes- ; from base an unverified form ed-, to eat from source Classical Latin edere, eat
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Origin: Latin ēsculentus, from ēsca, food, from edere, ēs-, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.
- esˈcu·lent noun