RDP – Esculent

….thanks to Bushboy for todays Ragtag Daily Prompt of ‘esculent’ https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/12/29/ragtag-daily-prompt-thursday-esculent/

es·cu·lent

FORMALadjective – fit to be eaten

noun – a thing, especially a vegetable, which is fit to be eaten

The fruit of the tomato plant is esculent but the plant is not. With potatoes the roots are esculent but the plant itself is poisonous.

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Gourds are not esculent – just decorative
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…..even though they look like their cousins, pumpkin and squash
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Pumpkins are definitely esculent and not just for Hallowe’en
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Beware of fungi – some are esculent but others can be deadly when consumed
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My Christmas Trifle was very esculent
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…as was our Christmas dinner

Christmas at the Centennial Park Conservatory

all decked out in red and white with poinsettias, amaryllis, kalanchoe and more

Every year the Centennial Park Conservatory decorates the north greenhouse with a Christmas theme. It is well worth a visit.

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