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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
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."