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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Edible  \Ed"i*ble\,  a.  [L.  edibilis  fr  edere  to  eat.  See 
  {Eat}.] 
  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 
  {Crab}. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  edible 
  adj  :  suitable  for  use  as  food  [syn:  {comestible},  {eatable}] 
  [ant:  {inedible}] 
  n  :  any  substance  that  can  be  used  as  food  [syn:  {comestible},  {eatable}, 
  {pabulum},  {victual},  {victuals}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  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. 
 
 




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