adjective ed·i·ble \ˈe-də-bəl\

: suitable or safe to eat

Full Definition of EDIBLE

:  fit to be eaten :  eatable
ed·i·bil·i·ty \ˌe-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
edible noun
ed·i·ble·ness \ˈe-də-bəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of EDIBLE

  1. a plant with edible leaves
  2. All of the decorations on the gingerbread house were edible.

Origin of EDIBLE

Late Latin edibilis, from Latin edere to eat — more at eat
First Known Use: 1594

Rhymes with EDIBLE


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