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[ed-uh-buh l] /ˈɛd ə bəl/

fit to be as food; eatable; esculent.
Usually, edibles. edible substances; food.
fit to be eaten; eatable

1590s, from Late Latin edibilis “eatable,” from Latin edere “to eat,” from PIE root *ed- “to eat” (cf. Sanskrit admi “I eat;” Greek edo “I eat;” Lithuanian edu “I eat;” Hittite edmi “I eat,” adanna “food;” Old Irish ithim “I eat;” Gothic itan, Old Swedish and Old English etan, Old High German essan “to eat;” Avestan ad- “to eat;” Armenian utem “I eat;” Old Church Slavonic jasti “to eat,” Russian jest “to eat”).


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