Comestible meaning

kə-mĕstə-bəl
Something that can be eaten as food.

Meat, cheese, and other comestibles.

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Suitable to be eaten; edible. [From 15th c.]
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Fit to be eaten; edible.
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Eatable; edible.
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Food.
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(chiefly in the plural) Anything that can be eaten; food. [From 19th c.]
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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).

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  • 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.

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

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