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Esculent definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ES'CULENT, a. [L. esculentus, from esca, food.] Eatable; that is or may be used by man for food; as esculent plants; esculent fish.
ES'CULENT, n. Something that is eatable; that which is or may be safely eaten by man.

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin esculentus, from esca food, from edere to eat more at eat Date: 1626 edible esculent noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. fit to eat; edible. --n. an edible substance. Etymology: L esculentus f. esca food

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Esculent Es"cu*lent, n. Anything that is fit for eating; that which may be safely eaten by man.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. a. Eatable, edible. II. n. Edible substance, eatable, edible, article of food.



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