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Esculent (noun)

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Ésculent. n.s. Something fit for food.

This cutting off the leaves in plants, where the root is the esculent, as radish and parsnips, it will make the root the greater, and so it will do to the heads of onions; and where the fruit is the esculent, by strengthening the root, it will make the fruit also the greater. Bacon's Natural History, №. 474.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396)

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