From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Edible \Ed"i*ble\, a. [L. edibilis, fr. edere to eat. See
   Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible
   fishes. --Bacon. -- n. Anything edible.
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   Edible bird's nest. See Bird's nest, 2.

   Edible crab (Zo["o]l.), any species of crab used as food,
      esp. the American blue crab (Callinectes hastatus). See

   Edible frog (Zo["o]l.), the common European frog ({Rana
      esculenta}), used as food.

   Edible snail (Zo["o]l.), any snail used as food, esp.
      Helix pomatia and H. aspersa of Europe.
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