- Something edible; a comestible.
- 1997: Meanwhile, maize and morning glories, tomatoes and cherry trees, every flower and Esculent known to Linní¦us, thriv"d. " Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
- edible, Edible.
Etymology: From Latin esculentus (from esca "food").
- 1979: my custodian was now the "Old Bill", the magistrate was one of those soppy, earnest chaps who long to hear of broken homes and deprived childhoods and Johanna was looking in a cinnamon sheath such as you could not buy with a lifetime's trading-stamps. " Kyril Bonfiglioli, After You with the Pistol (Penguin 2001, p. 334)
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