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Fit to be eaten; edible.
Something that can be eaten as food: meat, cheese, and other comestibles.
[French, from Old French, from Late Latin comēstibilis, from Latin comēstus, alteration (influenced by pōtus, drunk) of comēsus, past participle of comedere, to eat up : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + edere, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Cookery) (usually plural) food
a rare word for edible
[C15: from Late Latin comestibilis, from comedere to eat up; see comedo]
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co•mes•ti•ble(kəˈmɛs tə bəl)
1. edible; eatable.n.
2. Usu., comestibles. articles of food; edibles.
[1475–85; < Late Latin comēstibilis= Latin comēst(us), past participle of comedere to eat up (see comedo) + -ibilis -ible]
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|Noun||1.||comestible - any substance that can be used as food|
tuck - eatables (especially sweets)
|Adj.||1.||comestible - suitable for use as food|
digestible - capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal
palatable, toothsome - acceptable to the taste or mind; "palatable food"; "a palatable solution to the problem"
tender - easy to cut or chew; "tender beef"
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comestible[kəˈmestɪbl] ADJ (frm) → comestible
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