Origin of edibleLate Latin edibilis from Classical Latin edere, eat
A table covered with very edible foods.
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.
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”).
- Muldrow had said the land was overgrown with edible plants.
- The contents of the nut are edible as in the coco-nut.
- Do you know how many edible plants grow naturally in our own front yards?
- Ballota, a closely allied species abundant in Morocco, bears large edible acorns, which form an article of trade with Spain; an oil, resembling that of the olive, is obtained from them by expression.
- Porphyra laciniata, the edible laver; Codium tomentosum, a coarse species; Padina pavonia, common in shallow water; Ulva latissima; Haliseris polypodioides; Sargassum bacciferum; the well-known gulf weed, probably transported from the Atlantic; Zostera marina, forming dense beds in muddy bays; the roots are cast up by storms and are valuable to dress the fields.