Ed"i*ble (?), a. [L. edibilis, fr. edere to eat. See Eat.]
Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible fishes. Bacon
Edible bird's nest. See Bird's nest,
2. -- Edible crab Zool., any species of crab used as food, esp. the American blue crab (Callinectes hastatus). See Crab. -- Edible frog Zool., the common European frog (Rana esculenta), used as food. -- Edible snail Zool., any snail used as food, esp. Helix pomatia and H. aspersa of Europe.
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