Edible bird's nest. See Bird's nest, 2.Edible crab(Zoöl.), any species of crab used as food, esp. the American blue crab See Crab.Edible frog(Zoöl.), the common European frog used as food.Edible snail(Zoöl.), any snail used as food, esp. Helix pomatia and H. aspersa of Europe.

(Ed"i*ble*ness), n. Suitableness for being eaten.

(E"dict) n. [L. edictum, fr. edicere, edictum, to declare, proclaim; e out + dicere to say: cf. F. édit. See Diction.] A public command or ordinance by the sovereign power; the proclamation of a law made by an absolute authority, as if by the very act of announcement; a decree; as, the edicts of the Roman emperors; the edicts of the French monarch.

It stands as an edict in destiny.

Edict of Nantes(French Hist.), an edict issued by Henry IV. giving toleration to Protestants. Its revocation by Louis XIV. (A. D. 1685) was followed by terrible persecutions and the expatriation of thousands of French Protestants.

Syn. — Decree; proclamation; law; ordinance; statute; rule; order; manifesti; command. See Law.

(Ed`i*bil"i*ty) n. Suitableness for being eaten; edibleness.

(Ed"i*ble) a. [L. edibilis, fr. edere to eat. See Eat.] Fit to be eaten as food; eatable; esculent; as, edible fishes. Bacon.n. Anything edible.

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