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foodstuff

[food-stuhf] /ˈfudˌstʌf/
noun
1.
a substance used or capable of being used as nutriment.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; food + stuff
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  • Increasingly, polar bears are beginning to rely on the eggs of snow geese as a major foodstuff.
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  • Many algae make oil, which they store as a foodstuff against an uncertain future.
  • It takes time, money and expertise to determine whether a drug or foodstuff is safe.
British Dictionary definitions for foodstuff

foodstuff

/ˈfuːdˌstʌf/
noun
1.
any material, substance, etc, that can be used as food
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Word Origin and History for foodstuff
n.

1870, from food + stuff (n.). Related: Foodstuffs.

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