Definition of eatable in English:



  • Fit to be consumed as food.

    ‘eatable fruits’
    • ‘We made rolls out of the grains and wrapped them in the eatable parts of the skunk cabbage we gathered.’
    • ‘We're running out of arable land, drinkable water, eatable fish.’
    • ‘Fumbwa, another typical Congolese dish, is mainly prepared with a popular variety of eatable leafy vegetable that grows wild in the forest over there.’
    • ‘The only eatable substances left were Joel's spices, that were great when you had food to go along with them.’
    • ‘Several of the men left early to hunt, and the remainder of them shared bits of eatable fruits and beans found in the wild.’
    edible, palatable, digestible
    fit to eat, fit for consumption, fit to be consumed
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  • Items of food.

    ‘parcels of eatables and gifts’
    • ‘Likewise, eatables with low calorie content such as wheat bread, diet rusk, fruits with low sugar content, and vegetables controlling sugar in the body were displayed.’
    • ‘What are the three eatables or dishes you simply don't want to live without?’
    • ‘Like any other college canteen, this shop has eatables and stationery articles required by the students.’
    • ‘Some three to four years ago, a visitor to the zoo could very easily carry water bottles and eatables in plastic carry-bags inside.’
    • ‘I have seen lots of plays in the villages, where eatables are supplied to the audience.’
    • ‘They throw eatables, use sticks to tease them, and shout at the animals or even throw stones at them.’
    • ‘The tribal children were provided dresses, shoes, pen, pencils and eatables.’
    • ‘People, who managed to come out of the area, have reported that there is an acute shortage of potable water and eatables.’
    • ‘He would be showered with money, eatables and gifts after which he would be brought back home for circumcision in the presence of a big gathering.’
    • ‘The crowd swelled as the day progressed, to the great pleasure of hawkers selling eatables and tea.’
    • ‘A bedecked Christmas tree and stalls selling eatables added to the ambience.’
    • ‘A unit to produce eatables out of discarded meats and other byproducts is also planned to be established, the official said.’
    • ‘There was an altercation between the activists and a few hawkers who were selling eatables on the issue of payment.’
    • ‘Those with children had to face a lot of problems to arrange eatables.’
    • ‘At every point we would come across a boat vendor selling some eatables, they would purchase something for me to eat.’
    • ‘In the latter part of this plan she was, of course, following God's final instructions to Noah; ‘For your part provide yourself with eatables of all kinds and lay in a store of them, to serve as food for yourself.’’
    • ‘Per the guards instructions, I removed the remaining eatables from my three property boxes.’
    • ‘On Sunday night we actually received a scoop of ice cream with our eatables.’
    • ‘Collectively, the eatables of nations have a great hand in giving their people their uniqueness.’
    • ‘Foods and eatables should be covered and properly cooked before eating.’
    nourishment, sustenance, nutriment, subsistence, fare, bread, daily bread
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