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Edible

fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible fishes.

Anything edible. Edible birds nest. See birds nest.

2. (Science: zoology) edible crab, any snail used as food, especially. Helix pomatia and H. Aspersa of Europe.

Origin: L. Edibilis, fr. Edere to eat. See eat.


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Digestion

... any kids reading here will not take your advice to heart and feel it is safe to eat grasses, boiled or not, nor any plants they do not know are edible. Truly, some are poisons that make you sick, and some parts of some plants can actually kill and are especially dangerous if you eat enough to ...

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by Wallyanna
Thu May 10, 2012 12:47 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digestion
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Digestion

OK, let's make it clear. By grass I mean basically all plants. But suggesting that grass is not edible because of low energy content and potential poisons and immediately add that other plants are better is just stupid. But the question was whether it would be possible ...

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by JackBean
Wed May 09, 2012 9:27 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digestion
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Re: Digestion

... and ingredients on a few labels to see what I mean. Wild grasses might contain some plants that are poisonous, while also containing some that are edible and nutritious. The same goes for anything with leaves! Herbivores usually know what to eat and what not to eat, although grazing animals have ...

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by Wallyanna
Wed May 09, 2012 8:51 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digestion
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Digestion

Hi I had a question I know many plants are not edible because our bodies simply do not have the bacteria necessary for break down. My question is if you took say grass and boiled it for a long time could you drink the water and obtain any nutrients ...

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by poe007
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:56 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digestion
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Re: Herbivores without predators

... your system closed or open? If closed -say an island or a fenced property- herbivores can't migrate into or out of the system. They will eat all edible plants and start dying of starvation as food becomes scarce. Eventually they will become extinct. But if you allow migration to occur, a long ...

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by marquitosgm
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:11 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Herbivores without predators
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