(countable) A foodstuff.
Other Word Forms of Food
Origin of Food
From Middle English fode, fude, from Old English fōda (“food”), from Proto-Germanic *fōdô (“food”), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (“to guard, graze, feed”). Cognate with Scots fuid (“food”), Low German föde, vöde (“food”), Danish føde (“food”), Swedish föda (“food”), Icelandic fæða, fæði (“food”), Gothic (fōdeins, “food”), Latin pānis (“bread, food”), Latin pāscō (“feed, nourish”, verb). Related to fodder, foster.
Middle English fode from Old English fōda pā- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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