(ambitransitive) To speak incessantly and in a childish manner; to babble.
Silly, childish, talk; babble.
* c. 1603 , William Shakespeare, Othello, the Moor of Venice , Act I, scene I, line 27
- Mere prattle without practice is all his soldiership.
* See also
* See also
* prattle'', in ''The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition (2000)
That can be eaten without harm; innocuous to humans; suitable for consumption.
That can be eaten without disgust.
- edible fruit
* 1957 , Jane Van Zandt Brower, Experimental Stdies of Mimicry in Some North American Butterflies'', in 1996, Lynne D. Houck, Lee C. Drickamer (editors), ''Foundations of Animal Behavior: Classic Papers with Commentaries ,
- Although stale, the bread was edible .
* 2006 , Ernest Small, Culinary Herbs ,
- However, rather than try to place the Viceroy in a rigid, all-or-none category which implies more than the data show, the Viceroy is here considered more edible' than its model, the Monarch, but initially less ' edible (except to C-2) than the non-mimetic butterflies used in these experiments.
* 2009 , Ephraim Philip Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen, Figs ,
- Recently germinated seeds are often even more nutritious from the point of view of humans because the stored chemicals are often transformed into more edible and palatable substances.
- This gets to the heart of the matter because, in the parthenogenic state, the fruits are more edible (though there are also apparently advantages to pollinated figs, which may be bigger and stronger) and the trees more productive from the human's point of view.
edible is the most common term for “capable of being eaten”; eatable is rather informal, due to simple analysis as eat with , while comestible is relatively formal.
* drinkable, potable
(marijuana) a foodstuff, usually a baked good, infused with tetrahydrocannabinol from cannabutter etc.