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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ed·i·ble a.  Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible fishes. --Bacon. -- n. Anything edible.
 Edible bird's nest. See Bird's nest, 2.
 Edible crab Zoöl., any species of crab used as food, esp. the American blue crab (Callinectes hastatus). See Crab.
 Edible frog Zoöl., the common European frog (Rana esculenta), used as food.
 Edible snail Zoöl., any snail used as food, esp. Helix pomatia and H. aspersa of Europe.