esculent

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Esculent \Es"cu*lent\, noun Anything that is fit for eating; that which may be safely eaten by man.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Esculent \Es"cu*lent\, adjective [L. esculentus, fr. escare to eat, fr. esca food, fr. edere to eat: cf. F. esculent. See {Eat}.] Suitable to be used by man for food; eatable; edible; as, esculent plants; esculent fish.

Esculent grain for food. --Sir W. Jones.

{Esculent swallow} (Zo["o]l.), the swallow which makes the edible bird's-nest. See {Edible bird's-nest}, under {Edible}.


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