esculent


esculent

adjective

  1. suitable for use as food; edible.

noun

  1. something edible, especially a vegetable.

noun

  1. any edible substance

adjective

  1. edible
adj.

1620s, from Latin esculentus “good to eat, eatable,” from esca “food,” from PIE *eds-qa- (cf. Lithuanian eska “appetite”), from root *ed- “to eat” (see edible).

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