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

The animals will also eat anything that seems edible, including garbage. Fox News, "Bear in California rips apart interior of unlocked car, defecates and spits inside," 7 June 2019 Consider one of these six boozy options, featuring everything from raspberry sorbet to edible purple flowers to fresh strawberry puree. Grace Dickinson, https://www.inquirer.com, "The six summery drinks you need to try in Philadelphia this season," 6 June 2019 After three weeks, the outcome is genuine, edible, fishing-free tuna meat. Mischa Frankl-duval, WSJ, "Lab-Grown Meat Is Coming, but the Price Is Hard to Stomach," 2 May 2019 Inspired by Patron's Margarita of the Year cocktail, DelaCruz's rose petal donut is filled with cream and a spicy ginger-jalapeno margarita jelly, covered in a sweet tequila frosting, and then topped off with sheets of edible silver and platinum. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "This Is What A $150 Donut Tastes Like," 29 Apr. 2016 Dairy Some cheeses—like bleu cheese and brie—have edible mold. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Know if Food Has Gone Bad By Looking at It and Smelling It," 3 Apr. 2019 Crystal Lotus at Hong Kong Disneyland features a red bean bun crafted to look like Olaf from Frozen, plus other edible Pixar and Disney stars. Lucas Shaw, The Seattle Times, "From pig-shaped bao to ‘Pac Man’ dumplings, chefs now make dim sum for the Instagram generation," 25 Mar. 2019 Cut and bake sugar cookie dough to create cute edible puzzles. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Egg Puzzle Cookies," 7 Mar. 2019 Flower pots were filled with what appeared to be soil but turned out to be edible, and Dover Sole was served nestled in the sole of a sparkling Jimmy Choo. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "Dada Daily Throws a Surrealist Dinner at One of New York’s Most Resplendent Apartments," 30 Mar. 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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