from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having nutrients; nourishing.
from The Century Dictionary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Nutritive; nourishing.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin alibilis, from alere, to nourish; see al- in Indo-European roots.]
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First attested in 1650–1660: from Latin alibilis, from alō ("feed, nourish") + -ibilis ("-ible").
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