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    Difference

    Could some one tell me the difference between edible and eatable.

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    #2

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    very good question.
    I also would like to know the answer.
    thanks.

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    Thank you

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    Re: Difference

    Quote Originally Posted by venkatasu View Post
    Could some one tell me the difference between edible and eatable.

    Edible-What may be, normally,be eaten.Mushrooms,rice....
    Eatable-refers to palatability.Meat which is tough ,or bread which has been stale are uneatable.
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    Re: Difference

    i heard a guy saying ''edible'' in a movie the other day. as i didn't know the word at that time, i thought he was saying ''eatable'' with a very particular accent.
    to me, it's still very difficult to understand the difference.

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    Re: Difference

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    i heard a guy saying ''edible'' in a movie the other day. as i didn't know the word at that time, i thought he was saying ''eatable'' with a very particular accent.
    to me, it's still very difficult to understand the difference.
    I too but I need more explanations


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    Re: Difference

    eatbale:
    in a good enough condition to be eaten
    food, plants, and animals that are edible are suitable for people to eat and will not cause illness or death
    Are these mushrooms edible?
    There are many edible fruits growing wild in the coastal forest.
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    From eatable, edible. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
    If the food is eatable, then it is both safe and reasonably tasty. Sometimes edible food is eatable too, but more commonly edible only means “useful as food and not harmful if eaten.” Both words are also used, especially in the plural, as nouns meaning “things to eat,” as in We brought the edibles [eatables] in from the car.
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    Eatable means that something is of a quality suitable for eating. As comment on somebody's standard of cooking it expresses a very low degree of enthusiasm:

    How did you like her dinner? Well, it was eatable…

    Edible means suitable for human consumption, because the food contains nothing that will poison you. Illustrated books will enlighten you on edible and inedible mushrooms, for example.
    Negative form of eatable: uneatable.
    From Urban Dictionary: eatable
    Everything in the world is "eatable" if you break it down small enough. Not to be confused with edible which generally implies it is fit to eat.

    Many people have eaten things that are not edible i.e. bicycles, televisions, shopping trolleys, glass, wood, toys etc.

    If I chop this bicycle into tiny pieces it will be eatable!

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    Something that doesn't make you throw up to think about eating it. Often confused with edible, becuase of the similarity. Just because something is edible, does not mean it is eatable, and vice versa.

    While grass is not edible, it is eatable so some people. However, cafeteria food, while always edible, is often uneatable.

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