inedible inedible  /ɪ ˈnɛ də bəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not suitable for food

Usage(s):

  1. These pre-Revolutionary prototypes were made with unsweetened apples and encased in an inedible shell.
  2. These pre-Revolutionary prototypes were made with unsweetened apples and encased in an inedible shell.
  3. New research shows that a common, inedible prairie plant can be harvested on a large scale and distilled into an efficient fuel source.

News

  • Gustatory tug-of-war key to whether salty foods taste good

    As anyone who's ever mixed up the sugar and salt while baking knows, too much of a good thing can be inedible. What hasn't been clear, though, is how our tongues and brains can tell when the saltiness of our food has crossed the line from yummy to yucky -- or, worse, something dangerous. Now researchers report that in fruit flies, at least, that process is controlled by competing input from two ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  1. Now steroidally enhanced, Dr. Eisner said, "She is inedible to spiders."
    on Dec 24, 2007 By: Thomas Eisner Source: New York Times

  2. First Minister Rhodri Morgan described the prospect of cutting a deal between Mr German's six Lib Dem AMs or Plaid Cymru's 15 as "a choice between the inedible and the unpalatable".
    on Dec 28, 2007 By: Rhodri Morgan Source: BBC News

  3. Lee explains, "But perhaps most important in American eating is the idea that what goes in the mouth should never come out. That is, there should be nothing where you have to chew on something and then spit out the inedible part."
    on Mar 13, 2008 By: Jennifer 8 Lee Source: San Jose Mercury News

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