Definition of Esculent

1. a. Suitable to be used by man for food; eatable; edible; as, esculent plants; esculent fish.



2. n. Anything that is fit for eating; that which may be safely eaten by man.

Definition of Esculent

1. Adjective. Edible. ¹

2. Noun. Something edible; a comestible. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Esculent

1. something that is edible [n -S]

Medical Definition of Esculent

1. Suitable to be used by man for food; eatable; edible; as, esculent plants; esculent fish. "Esculent grain for food." (Sir W. Jones) Esculent swallow, the swallow which makes the edible bird's-nest. See Edible bird's-nest, under Edible. Origin: L. Esculentus, fr. Escare to eat, fr. Esca food, fr. Edere to eat: cf. F. Esculent. See Eat. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Esculent

escrods
escrol
escroll
escrolls
escrols
escrow
escrow funds
escrowed
escrowing
escrows
escuage
escuages
escudo
escudos
esculapian
esculent (current term)
esculents
esculic
esculic acid
esculin
escutcheon
escutcheon pin
escutcheoned
escutcheons
esemplastic
eseridine
eserine
eserine aminoxide
eserine oxide
eserine salicylate

Literary usage of Esculent

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1. A New Malagasy-English Dictionary by James Richardson (1885)
"Name of esculent herb. One plant known by this name is used by the ... An esculent herb used by the Betsi- leo as a remedy for hydrophobia in the following ..."

2. A Treatise on Heliochromy: Or, The Production of Pictures, by Means of Light by Levi L Hill (1856)
"IN this chapter I shall treat, first, of Natural Colorific Agents ; viz., esculent Vegetables, Fruits, Flowers, Leaves and Grasses. ..."

3. A Descriptive Dictionary of British Malaya by Nicholas Belfield Dennys (1894)
"lory—is numerous, but none of the species are equal in brilliancy of plumage to those of New Guinea and its adjacent islands. The esculent nest-making ..."

4. Transactions of the Canadian Institute by Canadian Institute (1849-1914), Royal Canadian Institute (1895)
"esculent AND MEDICINAL PLANTS. t Before proceeding further in our description of native utensils, it may not be irrelevant to complete our knowledge of the ..."

5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"Of the esculent properties of the Boleti we ourselves have not much experience. We can, however, testify to the excellence of one species, ..."

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