nonedible

adjective
non·​ed·​i·​ble | \ˌnän-ˈe-də-bəl \

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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The Kinder Surprise isn’t the only European confection to run afoul of U.S. regulations for harboring a nonedible item. David Marcelis, WSJ, "Americans Can Finally Buy Kinder Eggs—Just Not the Ones They Want," 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, Philly.com, "How my boss ticked off her corgi, and other Halloween do's and don'ts for pets," 29 Oct. 2017 Even nonedible convenience store staples, like Band-Aids, are in stock. Chelsea Stone, Bon Appetit, "This Manhattan Bodega Is Made Entirely of Felt," 6 June 2017 But there are also nonedible freebies that get passed out. Michael Heaton, cleveland.com, "Words of wisdom for the Class of 2017: Minister of Culture," 8 June 2017 Even nonedible convenience store staples, like Band-Aids, are in stock. Chelsea Stone, CNT, "This Manhattan Bodega Is Made Entirely of Felt," 7 June 2017 Even nonedible convenience store staples, like Band-Aids, are in stock. Chelsea Stone, Bon Appetit, "This Manhattan Bodega Is Made Entirely of Felt," 6 June 2017

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First Known Use of nonedible

1710, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonedible was in 1710

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