eatable

1 of 2

adjective

eat·​able ˈē-tə-bəl How to pronounce eatable (audio)
: fit or able to be eaten

eatable

2 of 2

noun

1
: something to eat
2
eatables plural : food

Examples of eatable in a Sentence

Adjective a survival course in which you learn which wild plants are eatable Noun the buffet table aboard the cruise ship always had a tempting array of eatables
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
Via a show kitchen, diners will be able to watch chefs prepare the tasting menu, inspired by a knotted garden, which is believed to always contain something green, in flower, or eatable. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 28 Sep. 2023 The remaining trees are Adirondack crabapple trees, another fragrant tree that blooms white flowers bearing dime-sized apple-like fruit and autumn brilliance serviceberry or juneberry, which Desotelle said bears an eatable fruit that’s a cross between an apple and a blueberry. La Risa R. Lynch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2022 And love the not-too-sugary bread-and-butter pickles. Fries: More crisp, golden matchsticks (seasoned with garlic, shallots, chives and lots of salt) and compulsively eatable. Price: $16. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 25 June 2021 In 1998, blue was added, later followed by the options of eatable enticements using green and orange tones. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, 4 Apr. 2018
Noun
The event begins at 3 p.m. The schedule includes live music from bluegrass and Americana band Rollin’ In the Hay, as well as eatables from Saw’s BBQ, food trucks, mini-golf, a bounce house and a water slide. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al.com, 6 June 2019 In the shops, pink and white eatables were on display, often shaped into blossoms, and in bars people were drinking cocktails sprinkled with petals. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, 29 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of eatable was in the 14th century

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“Eatable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eatable. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

eatable

1 of 2 adjective
eat·​able ˈēt-ə-bəl How to pronounce eatable (audio)
: fit to be eaten

eatable

2 of 2 noun
1
: something to eat
2
plural : food

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