Definitions

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  • adj. inedible
  • n. inedible

Etymologies

non- +‎ edible (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Launching this spring and around the Easter holiday, Peeps branded products will appear in nonedible form as fine china, plush toys, home scents and greeting cards.

    Peeps Licensed Products Spring Into Stores

  • These might be nonedible but probably taste better than marshmallow peeps.

    Peeps Licensed Products Spring Into Stores

  • In the recent crackdown, authorities investigated 1,200 criminal cases in which nonedible chemicals illegal for food use were added to food during its production, said the Xinhua report, issued Wednesday.

    China Makes Arrests Over Food

  • Printed on waterproof paper, the charts contained detailed terrain and survival information, with pictures and descriptions of edible and nonedible plants found in the local area, celestial navigation diagrams, survival tips, and even an evasion checklist for the forgetful pilot printed in the lower right-hand corner:

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • In addition to Johnny Cupcakes, the nonedible-cupcake retail industry includes cupcake greeting cards, decorative wrappers (not suitable for baking, they're meant to enrobe your cupcake once it's frosted), cupcake-shaped candles, and knitted cupcakes.

    Let Them Eat Cupcakes

  • The focus of the following survey, however, will be on women of national reputation in the marketing of nonedible consumer products or services.

    Advertising and Consumer Culture in the United States.

  • The nonedible portion of some plants -- the stalks of the sugar cane, for instance -- can often be turned into cellulosic ethanol.

    Power Plays

  • At the same time, a subsidy for ethanol made from switch grass and nonedible parts of the corn plant were substantially increased.

    Farmers' Votes May Go to Obama

  • Others fared better by virtue of their yummy home-baked goods, such as From-Mom. com's Just Because package with chocolate-chip cookies and Rice Krispies treats; or clever nonedible items, such as Box-o-Box's Cool Dorm Stuff package, which included a deck of playing cards and a Venus Fly Trap kit.

    Hello, Mr. Chips

  • BP for instance, recently said it was funding a $9.4 million project in India to see if biodiesel can be produced from a nonedible oil-bearing crop.

    The Week Ahead: Feb. 6-10 People To Watch: Feb. 6-10

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