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EDIBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does edible mean? 

EDIBLE (noun)
  The noun EDIBLE has 1 sense:

1. any substance that can be used as food

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


EDIBLE (adjective)
  The adjective EDIBLE has 1 sense:

1. suitable for use as food

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


 Dictionary entry details 


EDIBLE (noun)


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Meaning:

Any substance that can be used as food

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

comestible; eatable; edible; pabulum; victual; victuals

Hypernyms ("edible" 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 "edible"):

tuck (eatables (especially sweets))


EDIBLE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Suitable for use as food

Synonyms:

comestible; eatable; edible

Similar:

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)

Also:

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)

Antonym:

inedible (not suitable for food)


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