edible

adjective
ed·​i·​ble | \ ˈe-də-bəl \

Definition of edible

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: fit to be eaten : eatable

edible

noun
plural edibles

Definition of edible (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : something that is suitable or safe to eat : something edible … growing mushrooms is becoming an increasingly popular activity. Growers come to Telluride for workshops in cultivating … exotic edibles— Barbara W. Fash et al. : a food item … there were not many complaints about the quality of the edibles and potables dispensed in the … reception room …— James Lardner Eating all their meals out, the only edibles they keep in their home are chocolate kisses.— Shelley Levitt and Mary Huzinec
2 : any of various food items containing THC Cannabis edibles include chocolates, cookies, and gummies, and entrepreneurs are coming up with new cannabis-infused concoctions all the time.— Jack Delaney Like alcohol, edibles can only be sold legally at licensed "dispensaries" to those 21 or older.— Sharlene Johnson

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Other Words from edible

Adjective

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for edible

Synonyms: Adjective

comestible, eatable, eating, esculent

Antonyms: Adjective

inedible, nonedible, uneatable

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Examples of edible in a Sentence

Adjective

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

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Garnish with an edible tropical flower or decoration. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How to Make the Official Cocktail of the Golden Globes," 3 Jan. 2019 Chris Brandt, who joined the chain in April as part of a broader leadership change, is attempting to rehabilitate the brand one ad campaign (and edible holiday window) at a time. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "Five New CMOs Charged With Boosting Battered Brands in 2019," 24 Dec. 2018 Some prefer to go all out like on The Great Christmas Light Fight, while others prefer a more subtle, natural, or even edible approach. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Actress Amy Smart Reveals How She Decorates Her Home For The Holidays With Husband Carter Oosterhouse," 7 Dec. 2018 Give this gingerbread barn some country character with an almond slice shingle roof, rosemary trees, Rice Krispies Treats hay bales, and more edible elements. Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Gingerbread Barn," 19 Nov. 2018 Go out for breakfast—and discover the incredible array of edible animal parts, cheeses, exotic fruits, and other delicacies at La Boqueria Market (La Rambla 91-101, 93-318-2017; boqueria.info). Andrew Ferren, ELLE Decor, "ELLE DECOR Goes to Barcelona," 4 Apr. 2011 Native to India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Moringa is a plant that's entirely edible, from the stems to the leaves to the seeds, and is packed with nutrients like vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "12 Health Food Trends to Be on the Lookout for in 2019," 11 Dec. 2018 You'd be forgiven for taking a second look before realizing that this dish is actually edible. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "QUIZ: Could You Eat Your Way Through All of Disney's Halloween Treats?," 1 Oct. 2018 One of the most popular sightseeing trends is food tours, which reward travelers with edible memories. Rick Steves' Europe, The Seattle Times, "Specialized tours enrich travel," 14 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of edible

Adjective

1594, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for edible

Adjective

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

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edible

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of edible

: suitable or safe to eat

edible

adjective
ed·​i·​ble | \ ˈe-də-bəl \

Kids Definition of edible

: fit or safe to eat

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