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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ESCULENT

I have never eaten it, but I have no doubt of its esculent qualities.

It is not equal to many others of the Hypholomas as an esculent.

Esculent plants are those suitable for food (literally, full of food).

It is of little value as an esculent, and is rarely cultivated.

It is astringent, esculent, and possesses a rich flavour and odour.

The esculent variety, in Europe, is the common green or gibbous frog, the Rana esculenta of Linnus.

Like a luscious, esculent morsel he rolled the words over and over.

Here is a great variety of plants to enrich the collection of a botanist, but very few of them are of the esculent kind.

This esculent is very bad to eat raw, but boiled it is better than the yam.

During these melancholy periods of want, everything in the shape of an esculent disappears.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Latin esculentus "good to eat, eatable," from esca "food," from PIE *eds-qa- (cf. Lithuanian eska "appetite"), from root *ed- "to eat" (see edible).

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