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 Dictionary entry overview: What does eatable mean? 

EATABLE (noun)
  The noun EATABLE has 1 sense:

1. any substance that can be used as food

  Familiarity information: EATABLE used as a noun is very rare.

EATABLE (adjective)
  The adjective EATABLE has 1 sense:

1. suitable for use as food

  Familiarity information: EATABLE used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

EATABLE (noun)

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Any substance that can be used as food

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks


comestible; eatable; edible; pabulum; victual; victuals

Hypernyms ("eatable" is a kind of...):

food; nutrient (any substance that can be metabolized by an organism to give energy and build tissue)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "eatable"):

tuck (eatables (especially sweets))

EATABLE (adjective)

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Suitable for use as food


comestible; eatable; edible


killable (fit to kill, especially for food)

non-poisonous; nonpoisonous; nontoxic (safe to eat)

pareve; parve (containing no meat or milk (or their derivatives) and thus eatable with both meat and dairy dishes according to the dietary laws of Judaism)


digestible (capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal)

palatable; toothsome (acceptable to the taste or mind)

tender (easy to cut or chew)

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