Comestible Definition

kə-mĕstə-bəl
adjective
Eatable; edible.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
noun
Food.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Comestible

Noun

Singular:
comestible
Plural:
comestibles

Origin of Comestible

  • French from Old French from Late Latin comēstibilis from Latin comēstus alteration (influenced by pōtus drunk) of comēsus past participle of comedere to eat up com- intensive pref. com– edere to eat ed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French comestible, or its source, Late Latin comestibilis, from Latin comedō (“I eat”), from com- (English com-) + edō (“I eat”) (as in English edible), from Proto-Indo-European (whence also English eat).

    From Wiktionary

  • Attested as adjective in late 15th century, from Middle French, but fell from use in the 17th century, thence reintroduced from Modern French in 19th century.

    From Wiktionary

  • Corresponding terms in various Romance languages, more distant cognates include Portuguese and Spanish comida.

    From Wiktionary

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