Examples of comestible in a sentence
<some mushrooms are comfortably comestible, but others are decidedly poisonous>
Did You Know?
Did you expect comestible to be a noun meaning "food"? You're probably not alone. As it happens, comestible is used both as an adjective and a noun. The adjective is by far the older of the two; it has been part of English since at least the 1400s. (In fact, one of its earliest known uses was in a text printed in 1483 by William Caxton, the man who established England's first printing press.) The noun (which is most often used in the plural form, comestibles) dates only from 1837. It made its first appearance in a novel in which a character fortified himself with "a strong reinforcement of comestibles."
Origin of comestible
Medieval Latin comestibilis, from Latin comestus, past participle of comedere to eat, from com- + edere to eat — more at eat
First Known Use: 15th century
Definition of comestible
: food —usually used in plural
First Known Use of comestible
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