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

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] Esculent grain for food. Sir… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • esculent — ⇒ESCULENT, ENTE, adj. Rare. [En parlant d un aliment] Qui est propre à la consommation et à la dégustation. (Quasi )synon. comestible, savoureux, succulent. Elles [les huiles douces] ne sont esculentes qu autant qu elles sont unies à d autres… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Esculent — Es cu*lent, n. Anything that is fit for eating; that which may be safely eaten by man. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Esculent — (v. lat.), eßbar; daher Esculenta, eßbare, genießbare Gegenstände …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Esculent — Esculent, lat. deutsch, eßbar; esculenta, eßbare Sachen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • esculent — index palatable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • esculent — 1620s, from L. esculentus good to eat, eatable, from esca food, from PIE *eds qa (Cf. Lith. eska appetite ), from root *ed to eat (see EDIBLE (Cf. edible)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • esculent — [es′kyo͞o lənt, es′kyələnt] adj. [L esculentus < esca, food < IE * ēdes < base * ed , to eat > L edere, EAT] fit for food; edible n. something fit for food, esp. a vegetable …   English World dictionary

  • esculent — 1. adjective /ˈɛskjʊlənt/ Edible. , 1979: my custodian was now the ‘Old Bill’, the magistrate was one of those soppy, earnest chaps who long to hear of broken homes and deprived childhoods and Johanna was looking esculent in a cinnamon sheath… …   Wiktionary

  • esculent — Edible; fit for eating. [L. esculentus, edible] * * * es·cu·lent es kyə lənt adj being edible esculent n …   Medical dictionary

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