esculent-, -esculent

(Latin: food; good to eat, eatable, edible)

esculent (adjective), more esculent, most esculent
Relating to something which is suitable to be used by people for food and so it is eatable: There are many esculent kinds of nutritious substances available for human consumption or drinking and ingesting.
A reference to something that is edible.
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esculent swallow (s) (noun), esculent swallows (pl)
1. The swallow that makes the edible bird's-nest.
2. The nest of a small swallow, or bird, of China and the neighboring countries which is mixed with soups.

The nests are found in caverns and fissures of cliffs on rocky coasts, and are composed in part of algae. They are of the size of a goose egg, and in substance resemble isinglass.

hibiscus esculentus (s) (noun) (no plural available)
A tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in the southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews: Hibiscus esculentus include okra, gumbo, okra plant, and lady's finger or a small finger-shaped sponge cake.
inesculent (adjective), more inesculent, most inesculent
A reference to being inedible or not for eating.
rana esculenta (s) (noun), rana esculentas (pl)
An edible species of the family ranidae, occurring in europe and used extensively in biomedical research. Commonly referred to as "edible frog".
sarcocephalus esculentus (s) (noun), sarcocephalus esculenti (pl)
A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp or stone; also, the tree which bears it (Prunus, or Amygdalus Persica). In the wild stock, the fruit is hard and inedible.

Related "eat, eating" word units: brycho-; esophago-; glutto-; phago-; vor-.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "food, nutrition, nourishment": alimento-; broma-; carno-; cibo-; sitio-; tropho-; Eating Crawling Snacks; Eating: Carnivorous-Plant "Pets"; Eating: Folivory or Leaf Eaters; Eating: Omnivorous.