Definition of Comestible

1. Noun. Any substance that can be used as food.

Exact synonyms: Eatable, Edible, Pabulum, Victual, Victuals
Generic synonyms: Food, Nutrient
Specialized synonyms: Tuck
Derivative terms: Victual, Victual, Victual

2. Adjective. Suitable for use as food.

Definition of Comestible

1. a. Suitable to be eaten; eatable; esculent.

2. n. Something suitable to be eaten; -- commonly in the plural.

Definition of Comestible

1. Adjective. Suitable to be eaten; edible. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (chiefly in the plural) Anything that can be eaten; food. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

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Definition of Comestible

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Comestible

comes by
comes clean
comes full circle
comes in
comes into
comes into being
comes on
comes out
comes out of the closet
comes through
comes to
comes to life
comes true
comes up
comestible (current term)
comet sign
comet tail sign

Literary usage of Comestible

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Repertory of Patent Inventions: And Other Discoveries and Improvements (1808)
"... animal and comestible Substances, preserved without Acid, Salt or Drying, ... animal and other comestible substances, in a sweet, palatable and ..."

2. Dictionary of the French and English Languages by Gabriel Surenne (1856)
"... commander-tn-chief Commande, sf. order for good.4 Cum mandement, sin. commandment comestible, adj. eatable [cards L Commodité, sf. commodity, advantage, ..."

3. Diet and Dietetics by Armand Gautier, Alfred James Rice-Oxley (1906)
"Here is the average analysis of the comestible beetroot :— Water . ... Vor ordinary alimentation and for invalids some comestible flours, of which I will ..."

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