One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Able to be brought forward or presented to notice or view; that can be produced, especially in a court of law; adducible; obtainable, available.
2Capable of being brought into being; able or likely to be made or created.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Montagu (bap. 1575, d. 1641), bishop of Norwich and religious controversialist. From produce + -able.
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