Definitions of foodstuff
  1. noun
    a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
    synonyms: food product
    see moresee less
    show 85 types...
    hide 85 types...
    foodstuff rich in natural starch (especially potatoes, rice, bread)
    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
    a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water
    coarsely ground foodstuff; especially seeds of various cereal grasses or pulse
    fiber, roughage
    coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis
    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
    Saint-John's-bread, carob, carob powder
    powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute
    granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings
    powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed
    cereal, food grain, grain
    foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
    fixings, ingredient
    food that is a component of a mixture in cooking
    egg, eggs
    oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
    dairy product
    milk and butter and cheese
    any of several nutritive milklike liquids
    a coagulated liquid resembling milk curd
    concoction, intermixture, mixture
    any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
    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
    tomato concentrate
    a concentrated form of tomatoes
    coarsely ground grain in the form of pellets (as for pet food)
    Indian meal, cornmeal
    coarsely ground corn
    fine meal made from cereal grain especially wheat; often used as a cooked cereal or in puddings
    matzah meal, matzo meal, matzoh meal
    meal made from ground matzos
    oatmeal, rolled oats
    meal made from rolled or ground oats
    pea flour
    meal made from dried peas
    meal made of finely ground corn mixed with sugar and spices
    food prepared from the husks of cereal grains
    plain flour
    flour that does not contain a raising agent
    wheat flour
    flour prepared from wheat
    soy flour, soybean flour, soybean meal
    meal made from soybeans
    milled product of durum wheat (or other hard wheat) used in pasta
    canned meat, tinned meat
    meat preserved in a can or tin
    spiced mixture of chopped raisins and apples and other ingredients with or without meat
    dressing, stuffing
    a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
    bread, breadstuff, staff of life
    food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
    bean curd, tofu
    cheeselike food made of curdled soybean milk
    Irish potato, murphy, potato, spud, tater, white potato
    an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
    corn, edible corn
    ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
    coconut milk, coconut water
    clear to whitish fluid from within a fresh coconut
    grain intended to be or that has been ground
    the hulled and crushed grain of various cereals
    small seed of any of various annual cereal grasses especially Setaria italica
    barley, barleycorn
    a grain of barley
    grain ground into flour
    wheat, wheat berry
    grains of common wheat; sometimes cooked whole or cracked as cereal; usually ground into flour
    seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as `oats')
    grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
    Indian rice, wild rice
    grains of aquatic grass of North America
    flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning
    something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
    tomato paste
    thick concentrated tomato puree
    gravy, pan gravy
    the seasoned but not thickened juices that drip from cooking meats; often a little water is added
    a mixture of fat and flour heated and used as a basis for sauces
    coconut cream, coconut milk
    white liquid obtained from compressing fresh coconut meat
    albumen, egg white, ovalbumin, white
    the white part of an egg; the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk consisting mainly of albumin dissolved in water
    egg yolk, yolk
    the yellow spherical part of an egg that is surrounded by the albumen
    a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings
    soya milk, soybean milk, soymilk
    a milk substitute containing soybean flour and water; used in some infant formulas and in making tofu
    a liquid food for infants
    evaporated milk
    milk concentrated by evaporation
    the part of milk containing the butterfat
    half milk and half light cream; contains 10% to 18% butterfat
    an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
    yoghourt, yoghurt, yogurt
    a custard-like food made from curdled milk
    watery part of milk produced when raw milk sours and coagulates
    coagulated milk; used to make cheese
    raw milk that has soured and thickened
    a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
    a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking
    a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll
    mix, premix
    a commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients
    a food mixture used to fill pastry or sandwiches etc.
    a cereal grain (usually barley) that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling
    cocoa of superior quality
    frozen orange juice, orange-juice concentrate
    orange juice that has been concentrated and frozen
    lemon juice
    usually freshly squeezed juice of lemons
    lime juice
    usually freshly squeezed juice of limes
    papaya juice
    juice from papayas
    tomato juice
    the juice of tomatoes (usually bottled or canned)
    carrot juice
    usually freshly squeezed juice of carrots
    V-8 juice
    brand name for canned mixed vegetable juices
    malted milk
    powder made of dried milk and malted cereals
    type of:
    food, nutrient
    any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
  2. noun
    (usually plural) consumer goods sold by a grocer
    synonyms: grocery
    see moresee less
    groceries sold by a greengrocer
    packaged goods
    groceries that are packaged for sale
    type of:
    consumer goods
    goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption
Word Family

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week


  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week