eatworthy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From eat +‎ -worthy.

Adjective[edit]

eatworthy (comparative eatworthier or more eatworthy, superlative eatworthiest or most eatworthy)

  1. Worthy of, or worth being eaten; suitable for consumption; edible.
    • 1985, Behaviorism: Volumes 13-14
      Fido believes that there is something eatworthy behind the triangle.
    • 1993, Scott M. Christensen, Dale R. Turner, Folk psychology and the philosophy of mind:
      When a creature thinks of something as eatworthy or chew-worthy, for example, it might move toward and ingest it; the creature does not have to wait for food to come to it [...]
    • 2004, Jasper Fforde, Something Rotten:
      [...] positive and non-eatworthy perception of penguins in general?' 'Not insurmountable, sir. If you recall, we had a similar problem marketing baby seal burgers, and they are now one of our most popular lines.