ed·i·ble | \ˈe-də-bəl \

Definition of edible 

: fit to be eaten : eatable

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Other Words from edible

edibility \ˌe-də-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun
edible noun
edibleness \ˈe-də-bəl-nəs \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for edible


comestible, eatable, eating, esculent


inedible, nonedible, uneatable

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Examples of edible in a Sentence

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

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But because that part of the statute immediately followed a section laying out requirements for edible medical marijuana, some centers assumed the two were linked. Elizabeth Koh, miamiherald, "Overlooked deadline could stop some medical marijuana processing in Florida," 12 July 2018 The Fossil Excavation Cake comes with a brush, which diners can use to uncover edible dinosaur bones. Caroline Judelson, Fox News, "'Jurassic World' restaurant opening in Japan with scary, dinosaur-themed food," 3 July 2018 Pound for pound, crickets and other edible insects offer the most bang for the planet’s resources. Carl Engelking, Discover Magazine, "A New Animal Farm," 12 June 2018 Tickets include access to the museum’s newest exhibition, Xtreme Bugs, as well a sampling of edible insects, all of which can be washed down with drinks from an open bar featuring Boardroom Spirits Distillery. 6 to 9 p.m. Philly.com, "Kendrick Lamar, Odunde Festival, and other great happenings, June 8-15," 7 June 2018 Free Press restaurant critic Mark Kurlyandchik and others have written about the food trend of edible insects and other oddities, a trend that has reached Detroit. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons mailbag: Rookie Luke Kennard earned more playing time," 23 Apr. 2018 Gutner suspects her dog accidentally ate an edible or a joint when on a run earlier that day. NBC News, "More dogs being poisoned by marijuana, vets say," 8 July 2018 Another specialty of the house is on the potable, not edible, side. Bruce Ingram, chicagotribune.com, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: The Harp and Fiddle in Park Ridge," 5 July 2018 This is perfectly edible food that would have gone to waste, but is now feeding people. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Second Servings of Houston rescues over one million pounds of food," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of edible

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for edible

Late Latin edibilis, from Latin edere to eat — more at eat

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16 Oct 2018

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The first known use of edible was in 1594

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English Language Learners Definition of edible

: suitable or safe to eat


ed·i·ble | \ˈe-də-bəl \

Kids Definition of edible

: fit or safe to eat

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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