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  • adj.fit to be eaten
  • nounfood

synonyms for esculent

  • comestible
  • consumable
  • digestible
  • eatable
  • edible
  • palatable
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How to use esculent in a sentence

This is an esculent resembling arrowroot, which they dig, pulverize, and use as flour.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
Miller observes, that it was formerly cultivated as an esculent plant, the green pods being dressed and eaten as peas.
THE BOTANICAL MAGAZINE, VOL. VWILLIAM CURTIS
Taste: Sweet, which applies only to the pink or white condition, at which time alone the species is considered esculent.
OUR EDIBLE TOADSTOOLS AND MUSHROOMS AND HOW TO DISTINGUISH THEMWILLIAM HAMILTON GIBSON
Arracacha, ar-a-kach′, n. an umbelliferous plant with esculent roots, native to the northern parts of South America.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
The fruits are esculent, but the involucres are the part chiefly used, for making necklaces and other ornaments.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 4VARIOUS
My friend sups late; he eats some strong soup, then a lobster, then some tart, and he dilutes these esculent varieties with wine.
HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH MARRIEDE. J. HARDY.
It is a rule that nothing so stimulates the production of cream in the financial pastures as that curious esculent the greenback.
PUNCHINELLO, VOL. 1, NO. 8, MAY 21, 1870VARIOUS
Crescentius dilates upon horticulture, and gives a pretty long list of herbs both esculent and medicinal.
VIEW OF THE STATE OF EUROPE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES, VOL. 3 (OF 3)HENRY HALLAM
Rampion, ram′pi-on, n. a perennial plant with esculent root.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO ESCULENT

  • comestible
  • eats
  • edible
  • esculent
  • fare
  • foodstuff
  • nourishment
  • nurture
  • nutriment
  • nutrition
  • pabulum
  • provender
  • provision
  • sustenance
  • victuals
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