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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.
References in classic literature ?
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 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.
A man has pleaded guilty to charges of stealing his brother's foodstuff, saying it was out of need to feed his hungry family.
Greenhouse Foodstuff Trading has partnered with ICCA Dubai to support the educational institution in its initiatives.
The Abu Dhabi Municipality has issued a warning to illegal street vendors following the seizure of three tonnes of unlicensed foodstuff and other products, and the fining of 10 vendors.
The country has a sufficient strategic stock of all essential food items, Qatari businessmen reiterated at a meeting hosted by Qatar Chamber (QC) yesterday with local companies that import foodstuff.
Increasing the durability of foodstuff, controlled release, increasing the production efficiency, decreasing the waste, creating value added in foodstuff, production of ultra-useful products, and the possibility of innovation and variety in the production of foodstuff are among the other advantages of nano-microencapsulation method.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry asserted keenness to follow up securing pilgrims needs of all foodstuff commodities, at the holy sites, with affordable prices, along ongoing field checking out and inspection teams to ascertain abiding by the set prices and the availability of supply items, pointing out that it was keen to provide extra quantities of bread, as a main staple through bakeries, in Makkah and Jeddah, in addition to providing great number of refrigerators loaded with foodstuff commodities, in Mina and Arafat, as well, in the context of its operational plan for the season of this year Hajj.
The health services are recalling a frozen foodstuff that was manufactured without the proper certification.
But only around 230 of these determine the odor of the food we eat and between just 3 and 40 of these key odors are responsible for encoding the typical smell of an individual foodstuff, which are then decoded by around 400 olfactory receptors in the nose.
Dubai: UAE-based foodstuff manufacturer, Arab & India Spices, opened its new food processing plant Ajman on Sunday.