[syn: edible, comestible, eatable]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Edible \Ed"i*ble\, a. [L. edibilis, fr. edere to eat. See
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["o]l.), any species of crab used as food,
esp. the American blue crab (Callinectes hastatus). See
Edible frog (Zo["o]l.), the common European frog (Rana
esculenta), used as food.
Edible snail (Zo["o]l.), any snail used as food, esp.
Helix pomatia and H. aspersa of Europe.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: suitable for use as food [syn: edible, comestible,
eatable] [ant: inedible, uneatable]
n 1: any substance that can be used as food [syn: comestible,
edible, eatable, pabulum, victual, victuals]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
48 Moby Thesaurus words for "edible":
board, bread, bread and butter, cheer, comestible, comestibles,
creature comfort, cuisine, daily bread, dainty, delicious,
digestible, eatable, eatables, edibles, esculent, fare, fast food,
feast, food, food and drink, foodstuff, good to eat, gustable,
health food, ingesta, junk food, kitchen stuff, kosher, meat,
nourishing, nutritious, nutritive, palatable, provender, provision,
savory, spread, succulent, sustenance, table, tasty, toothsome,
tucker, viands, victuals, vittles, wholesome
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
EDIBLE, adj. 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.