- Fit to be eaten (often used to contrast with unpalatable or poisonous examples): nasturtium seeds are edibleMore example sentences
- Certainly there is a corollary to this in the world of edible plants, where poisonous plants tend to be bitter, while edible plants and berries tend to be sweet.
- This applies mostly to the larger edible variety, which are a delicacy for a number of households, both urban and rural.
- Since he didn't wish to lose time by hunting, he searched for edible roots and berries.
noun(edibles) Back to top
- Items of food.More example sentences
- It was the signal for us to assemble in his bailiwick, where we would find a waiting cornucopia of edibles: apples, oranges, candy, dried fruits, nuts, cookies, soft drinks.
- Heinz makes ketchup, pizza crust, baby cereal and other edibles in such countries as Poland, Venezuela, Botswana, Thailand, and most of all, China and India.
- Generous and hospitable to a fault, he does not forget to bring in all kinds of edibles, from fruits to biscuits and cereals.
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- The edibility of a planet's plant life is one of the factors of habitability.
- The approach that a conservator takes depends on whether the artist judges it more important to preserve the work's appearance or remain true to chocolate's basic edibility.
- Although fruit color is sometimes a conspicuous signal of edibility, I found no overall correlation between chromatic signals and sugar content.
late 16th century: from late Latin edibilis, from Latin edere 'eat'.