adjective es·cu·lent \ˈes-kyə-lənt\

Definition of ESCULENT

:  edible
esculent noun

Examples of ESCULENT

  1. <harvesting wild mushrooms is no business for amateurs, since some of the esculent ones closely resemble poisonous varieties>

Origin of ESCULENT

Latin esculentus, from esca food, from edere to eat — more at eat
First Known Use: 1626
Medical Dictionary


adjective es·cu·lent \ˈes-kyə-lənt\

Medical Definition of ESCULENT

:  being edible
esculent noun


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