comestible

Anything that you could possibly use for food is a comestible, a synonym of "edible." It can be used as a noun ("We shopped for comestibles") or an adjective ("It looked awful, but was comestible").

The word comestible, a rather formal-sounding word for food, has its roots in the Latin word comedere, which means "to eat up." Since comestible shares a background with the word consume, you will hopefully remember its meaning. Comestible was first recorded in the 15th century, and it bounced around as an adjective before becoming a noun in the 19th century.

Definitions of comestible
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adj suitable for use as food

Synonyms:
eatable, edible
killable
fit to kill, especially for food
non-poisonous, nonpoisonous, nontoxic
safe to eat
pareve, parve
containing no meat or milk (or their derivatives) and thus eatable with both meat and dairy dishes according to the dietary laws of Judaism
digestible
capable of being converted into assimilable condition in the alimentary canal
palatable, toothsome
acceptable to the taste or mind
tender
easy to cut or chew
Antonyms:
inedible, uneatable
not suitable for food
poisonous
not safe to eat
indigestible
digested with difficulty
unpalatable
not pleasant or acceptable to the taste or mind
tough
resistant to cutting or chewing
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n any substance that can be used as food

Synonyms:
eatable, edible, pabulum, victual, victuals
Types:
tuck
eatables (especially sweets)
Type of:
food, nutrient
any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue

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