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

Pastry Chef Chris Ford from Butter Love and Hard Work created edible, juicy-looking candy gummy lips in colors that correspond with each perfume bottle. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Everything to Know About Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner's First KKW Fragrance Collaboration," 21 Aug. 2019 Devine is quite high, having posted up for the weekend with the rest of the judges to try every single entrant of pot, edible, oil, preroll, drink, and vape pen. Amanda Chicago Lewis, The Verge, "Big Alcohol is pouring," 30 July 2019 In the United States, advocates have long called for manufacturers to stop labeling food with expiration dates, which are not governed by federal safety regulations and often encourage people to throw away still-edible food. David Yaffe-bellany, New York Times, "Drink a Pint, Waste Less Food," 3 July 2019 Hemp’s many champions see thousands of commercial uses for it, from paper to cloth to edible seeds to the therapeutic oil. John Maccormack, ExpressNews.com, "Hemp rush begins on West Texas farms," 29 June 2019 Cellulose and starch are both edible, so homemade paper can be, too. Scientific American, "Put Edible Paper to the Test," 18 July 2019 Now, fruits and vegetables that aren’t attractive enough for grocery store shelves — but edible and tasty just the same — have a new purpose. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Cosmetically challenged produce, delivered straight to your door," 15 July 2019 This brewery is fighting food waste by making discarded (but perfectly edible) cereal into beer. Catherine Kim, Vox, "Vox Sentences: Turning off the red lights," 6 July 2019 Some are barely edible, such as wild black cherry, whose wood makes wonderful lumber, and chokecherry. Washington Post, "There are many types of sweet or tart cherries you can grow," 2 July 2019

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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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The first known use of edible was in 1594

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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 How to pronounce edible (audio) \

Kids Definition of edible

: fit or safe to eat

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