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A substance that can be used or prepared for use as food.


(Cookery) any material, substance, etc, that can be used as food



a substance used or capable of being used as food.
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Noun1.foodstuff - (usually plural) consumer goods sold by a grocerfoodstuff - (usually plural) consumer goods sold by a grocer
consumer goods - goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption
greengrocery - groceries sold by a greengrocer
packaged goods - groceries that are packaged for sale
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
2.foodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as foodfoodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
food, nutrient - any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
starches - foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
breadstuff - flour or meal or grain used in baking bread
coloring, colouring, food color, food coloring, food colour, food colouring - a digestible substance used to give color to food; "food color made from vegetable dyes"
concentrate - a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water
meal - coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse
roughage, fiber - coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis
flour - fine powdery foodstuff obtained by grinding and sifting the meal of a cereal grain
frozen food, frozen foods - food preserved by freezing
canned food, canned foods, canned goods, tinned goods - food preserved by canning
dehydrated food, dehydrated foods - food preserved by dehydration
carob powder, Saint-John's-bread, carob - powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute
tapioca - granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings
cocoa - powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed
food grain, grain, cereal - foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
fixings, ingredient - food that is a component of a mixture in cooking; "the recipe lists all the fixings for a salad"
eggs, egg - oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
dairy product - milk and butter and cheese
milk - any of several nutritive milklike liquids
curd - a coagulated liquid resembling milk curd; "bean curd"; "lemon curd"
concoction, intermixture, mixture - any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients; "he volunteered to taste her latest concoction"; "he drank a mixture of beer and lemonade"
juice - the liquid part that can be extracted from plant or animal tissue by squeezing or cooking
perishable, spoilable - food that will decay rapidly if not refrigerated


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[ˈfuːdˌstʌf] ncibarie fpl


(fuːd) noun
what living things eat. Horses and cows eat different food from dogs.
food centre, food stall
a place where, a stall at which, food can be bought.
ˈfood-processor noun
an electric machine that mixes, chops etc food.
ˈfoodstuff noun
a material used for food. frozen foodstuffs.
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The noise of different typewriters already at work, disseminating their views upon the protection of native races, or the value of cereals as foodstuffs, quickened Mary's steps, and she always ran up the last flight of steps which led to her own landing, at whatever hour she came, so as to get her typewriter to take its place in competition with the rest.
The she was for Tarzan--all that he desired was to bury his snout in the foodstuffs of the Tarmangani.
They appeared to be raiding parties, for they drove goats and cows along with them and there were native porters laden with grain and other foodstuffs.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock and the Kabul Municipality are also responsible for inspecting foodstuff quality.
By recognising that former foodstuff not suitable for human consumption is a resource and not a waste product, our industry is reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill every year, saving costs, and lessening environmental damage.
She said that funds were being collected by Save the Flood and Disaster Victims Organization, established by Bibi Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari through which relief and foodstuff is being provided to the affected people.
5% of the foodstuff basket, in view notably of the rise in the prices of eggs (15.
Members in the committee, representing various foodstuff traders and importers, reiterated in the meeting their commitment to provide the Economy Ministry weekly with basic foodstuffs' wholesale prices.
The slowdown in the consumer and foodstuff price inflation, which began in the second half of 2011, continued in 2012 and even resulted in deflation of foodstuff, and consequently consumer prices, according to the UNDP analysis of the economic situation in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Adding carnosine to foodstuff was accompanied and followed by a 20% increase in the average life span of males, but it did not influence the average life span of females.
They also implemented a number of intensified inspection campaigns to foodstuff shops and shopping markets to follow up Ramadhan promotional offers and observe violations of health requirements.
The researchers found that the almost unlimited variety of food smells is based on 230 key odorants and each foodstuff has its own odor code comprised of a core group of between just 3 and 40 of the 230 key odorants, in specific concentrations, so these small groups of odorous substances are what give all kinds of foodstuffs from pineapple to wine to roast meat their unmistakable aromas.