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A substance that can be used or prepared for use as food.
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(Cookery) any material, substance, etc, that can be used as food
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a substance used or capable of being used as food.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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مَواد غِذائِيَّه
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[ˈfuːdˌstʌf] ncibarie fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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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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. He saw that these natives were all secured by neck chains and he also saw that the troops were composed of native soldiers in German uniforms.
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.
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'This campaign has helped to significantly improve the health and hygiene conditions in restaurants and foodstuff establishments in the Muscat governorate.'
This return to a rise following successive drops is mainly due to an acceleration in the pace of the annual price increases of foodstuff.
Latest statistics from Dubai Customs revealed the value of Dubai external trade in Ramadan foodstuff in 1Q 2019, which totalled DH 8.3 billion.
He directed the price magistrates and assistant commissioners concerned to keep checking the prices as well as the quality of foodstuffs. He said that people would be provided best quality foodstuff during the month of Ramazan.
He explained that supply and demand management should work hand in hand at a national level to achieve self-sufficiency in some foodstuff, while also ensuring not to drain water and energy resources.
Dubai external trade in foodstuff recorded Dh44.24 billion in the first half of 2018.
Dubai's external trade in foodstuff recorded Dh44.24 billion ($12 billion) in the first half of 2018, according to recent figures released by Dubai Customs in conjunction with the launch of Gulfood Manufacturing Exhibition 2018 in Dubai.
The foodstuff included vegetables planted at the showground using the latest agriculture and food technologies.