Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Unfit to be eaten; not edible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not edible; not appropriate, worthy, or safe to eat
  • n. Anything inedible; that which is not a foodstuff.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not edible; not fit for use as food.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not eatable; unfit or unsuitable for food: as, inedible roots; an inedible fruit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not suitable for food

Etymologies

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Examples

  • So far my efforts to keep one or two for tomorrow result in inedible nori and crunchy rice.

    Kyoto Roll - Sushi Day - Sushiday.com

  • The judges said your soup was inedible, which is the kiss of death.

    Top Chef's Angelo: Sabotage Is Not in My DNA

  • After the cows are slaughtered, the remains are separated and what are called the inedible remains are taken to special plants, where they are put through a process called rendering.

    CNN Transcript Jan 10, 2004

  • Unfortunately, many of the local animals are inedible, which is why starvation has sometimes been a problem—though usually not in times of peace.

    The Cry of the Onlies

  • Tracey, Stephen, Timothy and Kevin landed in the bottom, and although Stephen's bacon-wrapped Chilean seabass effort was universally panned (Waxman called it "inedible") and horribly executed, Tracey went home for her over-fenneled, sloppy, poorly-cooked italian sausage 'sliders' that Jonathan Waxman claimed his son could make, and that Colicchio said would be insulting to Italians, and therefore himself.

    Top Chef DC Finale: Who Will Be Named Top Chef?

  • But as soon as Tom said the word "inedible" referring to my chicken feet, I knew it was going to be me.

    Top Chef's Casey: My Dish Wasn't Inedible

  • The bottom line, says Petrinovich, is that when you're hungry enough, ravenous really, and when all other food sources--including "inedible" things you'd rather not stomach...

    An Evolutionary Case For Cannibalism

  • Tracey, Stephen, Timothy and Kevin landed in the bottom, and although Stephen's bacon-wrapped Chilean seabass effort was universally panned Waxman called it "inedible" and horribly executed, Tracey went home for her over-fenneled, sloppy, poorly-cooked italian sausage 'sliders' that Jonathan Waxman claimed his son could make, and that Colicchio said would be insulting to Italians, and therefore himself.

    Top Chef DC Finale: Who Will Be Named Top Chef?

  • Dragees are available at every cake decorating shop I've ever been to here in SoCal...they are simply labeled as "inedible" and "for decoration only".

    Chocolate frosted cupcake prettiness

  • We've apologized, not charged them for these "inedible" meals, reported their concerns to the director of the kitchen where the meals are prepared, etc, etc.

    blue-parade Diary Entry

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