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Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Definitions for comestible

  1. Suitable to be eaten; edible.
  2. Something suitable to be eaten; food.

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Citations for comestible
I came to Adria's lab expecting subtle combinations and rare ingredients, the real outer limit of the comestible. Adrian Searle, The Guardian
No matter how many flip-flops the nutrition gurus may make in deciding whether a particular comestible will kill or cure, most Americans seem to trust their instincts and eat what they please. Richard Martin, Nation's Restaurant News
Origin of comestible
1475-1485
Comestible comes from Late Latin comestibilis, from comestus, from comesus, past participle of comedere, "to eat up, to consume," from com-, intensive prefix + edere, "to eat."