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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.