Eatables



[ee-tuh-buh l] /ˈi tə bəl/

adjective
1.
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noun
2.
Usually, eatables. articles of food.
/ˈiːtəbəlz/
plural noun
1.
(sometimes sing) food
/ˈiːtəbəl/
adjective
1.
fit or suitable for eating; edible
adj.

late 15c., from eat + -able.

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