comestible

[kuh-mes-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
edible; eatable.
noun
2.
Usually, comestibles. articles of food; edibles: The table was spread with all kinds of comestibles.

Origin:
1475–85; < Late Latin comēstibilis, equivalent to Latin comēst(us), past participle of comedere to eat up (see comedo; -ēstus for -ēs(s)us by analogy with gestus, ūstus, etc.; see combust) + -ibilis -ible; see eat

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comestible (kəˈmɛstɪbəl)
 
n
1.  (usually plural) food
 
adj
2.  a rare word for edible
 
[C15: from Late Latin comestibilis, from comedere to eat up; see comedo]

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Main Entry:  comestible
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  edible
Etymology:  Latin com- + -edere 'to eat'
Main Entry:  comestible
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  anything edible; food
Etymology:  Latin com- + -edere 'to eat'
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comestible
1837, "article of food," from Fr. comestible, from L.L. comestibilis, from L. comestus, pp. of comedere "eat up, consume," from com- "thoroughly" + edere "to eat" (see edible). It was attested earlier as an adj. (late 15c.) meaning "fit to eat" but seems to have fallen from
use 17c., and the word was reintroduced from Fr.
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They are edible paintings, comestible short stories.
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