Es"cu*lent (?), a. [L. esculentus, fr. escare to eat, fr. esca food, fr. edere to eat: cf. F. esculent. See Eat.]

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

Esculent grain for food. Sir W. Jones.

Esculent swallow Zool., the swallow which makes the edible bird's-nest. See Edible bird's-nest, under Edible.


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Es"cu*lent, n.

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


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