non·​ed·​i·​ble | \ ˌnän-ˈe-də-bəl How to pronounce nonedible (audio) \

Definition of nonedible

: not fit to be eaten : not edible : inedible One manual I had read said to watch what the birds and animals were eating in order to learn what is edible and nonedible in the forest.— Jean Craighead George nonedible mushrooms

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nonedible noun
… spray with insecticidal soap or, on nonedibles, a specific systemic control. Sunset

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Recent Examples on the Web This nonedible material can be 3-D printed to make highly accurate models as small as a grain of rice. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 May 2021 One is purchasing nonedible shelf-stable goods like soap and paper towels, shipped from faraway fulfillment centers without the need for refrigeration. Washington Post, 28 Dec. 2020 The shop’s online store also has a handy gift section with both edible and nonedible items, like sake cups inlaid with 24-karat gold, soap made from sake lees and sachets of Japanese cypress wood shavings meant for elevating the hot bath experience. San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Nov. 2020 Folklore: If a big crop of the yellow-green nonedible fruit falls from the Osage orange tree, winter will be harsh. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 11 Nov. 2020 The Kinder Surprise isn’t the only European confection to run afoul of U.S. regulations for harboring a nonedible item. David Marcelis, WSJ, 21 Mar. 2018 Pet owners also need to be on the lookout for pets ingesting other nonedible substances that can abound at Halloween. Rita Giordano,, 29 Oct. 2017 Even nonedible convenience store staples, like Band-Aids, are in stock. Chelsea Stone, Bon Appetit, 6 June 2017 But there are also nonedible freebies that get passed out. Michael Heaton,, 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of nonedible

1710, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonedible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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