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esculent


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Esculent  \Es"cu*lent\,  a.  [L.  esculentus,  fr  escare  to  eat,  fr 
  esca  food,  fr  edere  to  eat:  cf  F.  esculent.  See  {Eat}.] 
  Suitable  to  be  used  by  man  for  food;  eatable;  edible;  as 
  esculent  plants;  esculent  fish. 
 
  Esculent  grain  for  food.  --Sir  W. 
  Jones. 
 
  {Esculent  swallow}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  swallow  which  makes  the 
  edible  bird's-nest.  See  {Edible  bird's-nest},  under 
  {Edible}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Esculent  \Es"cu*lent\,  n. 
  Anything  that  is  fit  for  eating;  that  which  may  be  safely 
  eaten  by  man.