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comestible

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adjective co·mes·ti·ble \kə-ˈmes-tə-bəl\

Definition of comestible

  1. :  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


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comestible

noun co·mes·ti·ble

Definition of comestible

  1. :  food —usually used in plural



1837

First Known Use of comestible

1837


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