from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Suitable for eating; edible.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Edible.
- n. Something edible; a comestible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Suitable to be used by man for food; eatable; edible
- n. Anything that is fit for eating; that which may be safely eaten by man.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Eatable; edible; fit to be used for food: as, esculent plants; esculent fish.
- Furnishing an edible product: as, the esculent swift (a bird, Collocalia esculenta, whose nests are eaten in soup).
- n. Something that is eatable; that which is or may be used as food. Specifically
- n. In common use, an edible vegetable, especially one that may be used as a condiment without cooking.
Latin ēsculentus, from ēsca, food, from edere, ēs-, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin esculentus, from esca ("food"). (Wiktionary)