edible

adjective
ed·​i·​ble | \ ˈe-də-bəl How to pronounce edible (audio) \

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 How to pronounce edible (audio) \ noun
edibleness \ ˈe-​də-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce edible (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for edible

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Adjective

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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 According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, edible insects contain high-quality proteins, vitamins and amino acids that help diversify diets and improve nutrition. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 9 June 2021 Gordon pointed to the rise of foodie culture and thrill-seeking eaters like chef Andrew Zimmern, but especially to a 2013 report from the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization as a turning point in interest in edible insects. Mark Kennedy, chicagotribune.com, 19 May 2021 Gordon pointed to the rise of foodie culture and thrill-seeking eaters like chef Andrew Zimmern, but especially to a 2013 report from the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization as a turning point in interest in edible insects. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, 19 May 2021 Yoon wants people to see edible insects as a natural extension of their current diet rather than some big quirky deviation from it. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 11 May 2021 There is a sustainable alternative to going meat-free, the FAO says: edible insects. Aryn Baker, Time, 26 Feb. 2021 In 2004, Caroline Goon heard that the periodical cicadas that had just swarmed the D.C. area were edible. Washington Post, 5 May 2021 Some mushrooms are edible, others exquisitely poisonous. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 4 May 2021 Its fragrant leaves, which smell of blackcurrants, are edible. Caroline Rogers, Southern Living, 29 Apr. 2021

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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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16 Jun 2021

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“Edible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edible. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for edible

edible

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of edible

: suitable or safe to eat

edible

adjective
ed·​i·​ble | \ ˈe-də-bəl How to pronounce edible (audio) \

Kids Definition of edible

: fit or safe to eat

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