Edible meaning

ĕdə-bəl
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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.

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Fit to be eaten, especially by humans.

Edible roots; an edible mushroom.

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That can be eaten without harm; innocuous to humans; suitable for consumption.

Edible fruit.

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Fit to be eaten.
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That can be eaten without disgust.

Although stale, the bread was edible.

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Anything edible.
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Something fit to be eaten; food.

Edibles such as vegetables and meat.

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Anything fit to be eaten; food.
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(marijuana) A foodstuff infused with THC usually cannabutter baked good.
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Origin of edible

  • Late Latin edibilis from Latin edere to eat ed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin edibilis, from Latin edere (“to eat”).

    From Wiktionary