Esculent swallow
Esculent Es"cu*lent, a. [L. esculentus, fr. escare to eat, fr. esca food, fr. edere to eat: cf. F. esculent. See {Eat}.] Suitable to be used by man for food; eatable; edible; as, esculent plants; esculent fish. [1913 Webster]

Esculent grain for food. --Sir W. Jones. [1913 Webster]

{Esculent swallow} (Zo["o]l.), the swallow which makes the edible bird's-nest. See {Edible bird's-nest}, under {Edible}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Esculent — Es cu*lent, a. [L. esculentus, fr. escare to eat, fr. esca food, fr. edere to eat: cf. F. esculent. See {Eat}.] Suitable to be used by man for food; eatable; edible; as, esculent plants; esculent fish. [1913 Webster] Esculent grain for food. Sir… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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