comestible


1co·mes·ti·ble

adjective \kə-ˈmes-tə-bəl\

Definition of COMESTIBLE

:  edible

Examples of COMESTIBLE

  1. <some mushrooms are comfortably comestible, but others are decidedly poisonous>

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

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

2comestible

noun

Definition of COMESTIBLE

:  food —usually used in plural

First Known Use of COMESTIBLE

1837

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

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