from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having nutrients; nourishing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Nutritive; nourishing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
Latin alibilis, from alere, to nourish; see al-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested in 1650–1660: from Latin alibilis, from alō ("feed, nourish") + -ibilis ("-ible"). (Wiktionary)