Edible is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand edible (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use edible in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of edible, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of edible, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - suitable for use as food
EXAMPLES - Edible in a Sentence
- It's called edible landscaping -- or "foodscaping." (source)
- This is it, the heartbeat of a city in edible, portable form. (source)
- All of the species are said to be edible, that is, they are not poisonous. (source)
- The Caesar and Greek salads were served in edible cups made of Parmesan cheese. (source)
- If a steer had cancer in its kidney and blood, would you eat its "edible" tissue? (source)
- The Food and Drug Administration only tests for oil in "edible" tissue of seafood. (source)
- David -- Yep, anything edible is a prime candidate for the deep-fat fryer in Texas. (source)
- Then (my family member) got their hands on a marijuana 'edible' one day and tried it. (source)
- Australian company recalls edible body paint tainted with industrial chemical melamine (source)
- This fruit can scarcely be called edible, but it gives an agreeable flavour to brandy; and in (source)
- Adults know the difference between green plastic grass and "edible" grass but small kids don't. (source)
- Anything that she has to mix with other ingredients to make into something edible is not a gift. (source)
- There is only a short window in which the eggs are edible, which is why staked nests are rarely targeted. (source)
- The British Food Standards Agency recalled edible sex toys, including chocolate and strawberry body pens and a (source)
- Humans are hard wired to avoid eating things that are colored hues that do not naturally occur in edible substances. (source)
- Traditionally, bhang an intoxicating herb, extracted from the leaves and buds of cannabis, takes the lead in edible preparations. (source)
- In each province all those of the province made a great sowing of every kind of edible vegetable for the Inca, his overseers coming to the harvest. (source)
- In these rivers a kind of edible muscle is plentiful, the shells of which exist in all the alluvial beds of the ancient rivers as far as the Kuruman. (source)
- Every kind of edible bird or beast was trapped and prepared for food, while the skins and pelts of animals were cured and made into garments and covers. (source)
- And so the "edible" cocktails are served with surgical-steel straws, the bottom ends of which are split into prongs to accommodate spearing of the roughage. (source)
- For as Steve Pickman, VP of Corporate Relations for MGP Ingredients explains, all "edible" imported wheat gluten is meant for both human and animal consumption: (source)
- Similarly, the hard top of a creme brulee, pastas, crackers, cookies and even meringues have amorphous molecular structures that Young describes as edible glass. (source)
- Lack of space and time precludes discussion of creatures such as edible insects, snails, worms, turtles, and bats, which in some regions are highly regarded foods. (source)
- Lack of space and time precludes discussion of creatures such as edible insects, snails, worms, frogs, turtles, and bats, which in some regions are highly regarded foods. (source)
- I also bought a bag of a Chinese candy called White Rabbit (pictured further below), which is kind of like a subtly sweet vanilla Tootsie Roll wrapped in edible rice paper. (source)
- They are the direct source of the world's staple foodstuffs in the form of their seeds, fruits, leaves and tubers, for example, or as less important products such as edible gums. (source)
- Tomatoes are technically fruit because a fruit is generally defined as the edible part of a plant containing the seeds, while a vegetable is the edible stems, leaves, or plant roots. (source)
- Eventually, during a trip to Paris, I was coerced by the garlicky perfume emerging from my brother's appetizer of escargots as the French call the edible land-based ones, and I caved. (source)
- The grill really sets this course apart from most public courses, which offer a limited selection of foods that are best described as edible enough to keep golfers going during a round. (source)
- But the noontime ritual left me with a lifelong taste for dessertsrice pudding, sponge pudding, treacle tartsince they were usually the only items on offer that could be described as edible. (source)
- Mr. Frank suggested giving the agriculture committee oversight of commodities that are "edible," meaning futures on agricultural products, with the Financial Services Committee getting everything else. (source)
- Plus, I did ask the experts at Organic Gardening, and even if there is a bit of blight, the tomatoes are still edible, which is a good thing, since being married to an Italian means I am responsible for a lot of sauce. (source)
- HealthSport, Inc. (www. healthsportinc.com) is a fully integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of unique and proprietary branded and private label edible film strip nutritional supplement and over-the-counter drug products. (source)
- There is one late flowering horsechestnut, _Aesculus parviflora_, a dwarf species from the Southeast, and commonly seen in Connecticut as an ornamental on lawns, which bears a nut entirely free from bitterness, and is sometimes known as the edible horsechestnut. (source)
- Merely as a piece of machinery, as a little factory, designed to manufacture a certain kind of edible product, it is far more ingenious, economical and generally marvellous than anything the combined brains of mankind have been able to design throughout the centuries. (source)
- While the company still churns out its classic product, in child-friendly flavors like Bubble Gum, S'mores and Cookies 'n Cream, it has also introduced what it calls an "edible" espresso that can be spooned up like a snack, blended with milk for a shake or melted in a mug in the microwave for a fast cup of coffee. (source)
- His marinated beet salad ($13) is blended with pickled rhubarb as well as a goat almond horchata and a patty of seasoned quinoa, along with a scattering of tiny beet greens thinned from the garden, which solved the mystery of the "thinnings" reference in the menu, and shungiku, which is also known as edible chrysanthemum leaf. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 50.0, which suggests that "edible" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 16 synonyms for edible.
comestible, digestible, eatable, esculent, fit, good, harmless, nourishing, nutritious, nutritive, palatable, savory, succulent, tasty, toothsome, wholesome
We have 6 antonyms for edible.
harmful, inadequate, inedible, poisonous, unpalatable, unsuitable
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of edible from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Fit to be eaten, especially by humans: edible roots; an edible mushroom.
- (noun) Something fit to be eaten; food: edibles such as vegetables and meat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) That can be eaten without harm; non-toxic to humans; suitable for consumption.
- (adjective) That can be eaten without disgust.
- (noun) Anything edible.
- (noun) a foodstuff infused with THC usually cannabutter baked good
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Eatable; fit to be eaten as food; esculent: specifically applied to objects which are habitually eaten by man, or specially fit to be eaten, among similar things not fit for eating: as, edible birds'-nests; edible crabs; edible sea-urchins.
- (noun) Anything that may be eaten for food; an article of food; an eatable; a constituent of a meal: generally in the plural: as, bring forward the edibles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) suitable for use as food
- (noun) any substance that can be used as food