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edible (adj.)

1590s, from Late Latin edibilis "eatable," from Latin edere "to eat," from PIE root *ed- "to eat."

updated on January 28, 2018

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Definitions of edible from WordNet
1
edible (n.)
any substance that can be used as food;
2
edible (adj.)
suitable for use as food;
Synonyms: comestible / eatable
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