Definition of edible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈedəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈedəbl//
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fit or suitable to be eaten; not poisonous The food at the hotel was barely edible. edible fungi/snails/flowers The vegetables were old but still looked edible. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from late Latin edibilis, from Latin edere ‘eat’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: edible