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Nourishing; nutritious. Now rare.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Harvey (1578–1657), physician and discoverer of the circulation of the blood. From classical Latin alibilis nourishing, nutritious, able to be nourished from alere to nourish + -bilis. In later use partly after French alibile.
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