If it’s edible, you can eat it. Many things that you may not want to eat are, in fact, edible. Certain insects are edible, which just means that you can consume them without getting sick (if it doesn’t gross you out too much).
Edible comes from the Latin word edere, which means “to eat.” Anything that people can safely eat is described as edible. Long before there were complex labels on our packages of food, human predecessors were living in caves and sampling various plants and animals for their survival, all the while learning the hard way whether or not certain things were either edible or poisonous. You are most likely a descendant of the ones who found the edible stuff.
suitable for use as food
fit to kill, especially for food
non-poisonous, nonpoisonous, nontoxic
safe to eat
containing no meat or milk (or their derivatives) and thus eatable with both meat and dairy dishes according to the dietary laws of Judaism
capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal
acceptable to the taste or mind
easy to cut or chew
any substance that can be used as food