Something that can be eaten as food.
Meat, cheese, and other comestibles.
Fit to be eaten; edible.
Origin of comestible
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.
- Corresponding terms in various Romance languages, more distant cognates include Portuguese and Spanish comida.