If it’s edible, you can eat it. Many things that you may not want to eat are, in fact, edible. Certain insects are edible, which just means that you can consume them without getting sick (if it doesn't gross you out too much).


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

any substance that can be used as food

suitable for use as food

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

Anything edible.


Ed"i*ble , a. [L. edibilis, fr. edere to eat. See Eat.] Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible fishes. Bacon. -- n. Anything edible. Edible bird's nest. See Bird's nest, 2. -- Edible crab (Zo'94l.), any species of crab used as food, esp. the American blue crab (Callinectes hastatus). See Crab. -- Edible frog (Zo'94l.), the common European frog (Rana esculenta), used as food. -- Edible snail (Zo'94l.), any snail used as food, esp. Helix pomatia and H. aspersa of Europe.

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


Usage Examples

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.

As they say in Italy, Italians were eating with a knife and fork when the French were still eating each other. The Medici family had to bring their Tuscan cooks up there so they could make something edible.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Edible substances evoke the secretion of thick, concentrated saliva. Why? The answer, obviously, is that this enables the mass of food to pass smoothly through the tube leading from the mouth into the stomach.

Edible - good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.


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