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comestible

[kuh-mes-tuh-buh l] /kəˈmɛs tə bəl/
adjective
1.
edible; eatable.
noun
2.
Usually, comestibles. articles of food; edibles:
The table was spread with all kinds of comestibles.
Origin
1475-1485
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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British Dictionary definitions for comestible

comestible

/kəˈmɛstɪbəl/
noun
1.
(usually pl) food
adjective
2.
a rare word for edible
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin comestibilis, from comedere to eat up; see comedo
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Contemporary definitions for comestible
adjective

edible

noun

anything edible; food

Word Origin

Latin com- + -edere 'to eat'

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Word Origin and History for comestible
n.

1837, "article of food," from French comestible (14c.), from Late Latin comestibilis, from Latin comestus, past participle of comedere "eat up, consume," from com- "thoroughly" (see com-) + edere "to eat" (see edible). It was attested earlier as an adjective (late 15c.) meaning "fit to eat" but seems to have fallen from use 17c., and the word was reintroduced from French.

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