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

  • adj. Fit to be eaten; edible: an eatable meal.
  • n. Something fit to be eaten.
  • n. Food.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Able to be eaten; edible.
  • n. Anything edible
  • n. food

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being eaten; fit to be eaten; proper for food; esculent; edible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fit to be eaten; edible; proper for food; esculent.
  • n. Anything that may be eaten; that which is fit for or used as food.

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

  • n. any substance that can be used as food
  • adj. suitable for use as food


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

eat +‎ -able (“able, capable”)



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  • If something is edible, you can eat it (and won't die), if something is eatable you actually WANT to eat it.

    January 8, 2015