Definition of Edible

1. Noun. Any substance that can be used as food.

Exact synonyms: Comestible, Eatable, Pabulum, Victual, Victuals
Generic synonyms: Food, Nutrient
Specialized synonyms: Tuck
Derivative terms: Comestible, Victual, Victual, Victual

2. Adjective. Suitable for use as food.

Definition of Edible

1. a. Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible fishes.

Definition of Edible

1. Adjective. That can be eaten without harm; non-toxic to humans; suitable for consumption. ¹

2. Adjective. That can be eaten without disgust. ¹

3. Noun. Anything edible. ¹

4. Noun. (context: marijuana) a foodstuff infused with THC usually cannabutter baked good ¹

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Definition of Edible

1. something fit to be eaten [n -S]

Medical Definition of Edible

1. Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible fishes. Anything edible. Edible bird's nest. See Bird's nest. 2. Edible crab, any snail used as food, especially. Helix pomatia and H. Aspersa of Europe. Origin: L. Edibilis, fr. Edere to eat. See Eat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Edible

edible (current term)
edible-pod pea
edible-podded pea
edible asparagus
edible banana
edible bean
edible cockle
edible corn
edible dormice
edible dormouse
edible fat
edible frog
edible fruit
edible mussel
edible nut

Literary usage of Edible

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"In commerce "edible oil," or "table oil," no longer denotes any one oil, unless it be specifically sold as such. It frequently represents a " blend" of ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"It develops under the bark long black cords of mycelium. The plant is edible. Pleurotus contains several edible species: the oyster agaric, P. ostreatus ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"We know that certain species are edible, and others are poisonous, because people have eaten the former and found them to be good, while the latter have ..."

4. Natural History of the American Lobster by Francis Hobart Herrick (1911)
"76 The proportions of water and dry substance in the edible portion are ... Literally all of the soft and edible parts were carefully removed from the ..."

5. The Works of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon (1824)
"OF fleshes, some are edible; some, except it be in famine, not. For those that are not edible, the cause is, for that they have commonly too much bitterness ..."

6. The Journal of Home Economics by American Home Economics Association (1910)
"To obtain the item called "value of edible meat," the value of the waste fat from any pound of meat as purchased from the butcher is allowed for in deducing ..."

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