What is the difference between prattle and edible?

prattle | edible |

As nouns the difference between prattle and edible

is that prattle is silly, childish, talk; babble while edible is anything edible.

As a verb prattle

is {{context|ambitransitive|lang=en}} to speak incessantly and in a childish manner; to babble.

As a adjective edible is

that can be eaten without harm; non-toxic to humans; suitable for consumption.




  • (ambitransitive) To speak incessantly and in a childish manner; to babble.
  • Derived terms

    * prattler * prattlingly


  • 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)


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    (en adjective)
  • That can be eaten without harm; innocuous to humans; suitable for consumption.
  • edible fruit
  • That can be eaten without disgust.
  • Although stale, the bread was edible .
  • * 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 , page 81,
  • 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.
  • * 2006 , Ernest Small, Culinary Herbs , page 17,
  • 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.
  • * 2009 , Ephraim Philip Lansky, Helena Maaria Paavilainen, Figs , page 4,
  • 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.

    Usage notes

    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.


    * comestible * eatable * eatworthy


    * inedible

    Coordinate terms

    * drinkable, potable * delectable


    (en noun)
  • Anything edible.
  • (marijuana) a foodstuff, usually a baked good, infused with tetrahydrocannabinol from cannabutter etc.
  • Synonyms

    * food