foodstuff

noun
food·stuff | \ˈfüd-ˌstəf \

Definition of foodstuff 

: a substance with food value specifically : the raw material of food before or after processing

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This festival is dedicated to foodstuffs Cincinnatians and Northern Kentuckians hold dearest (well, those that are not chili-related): Bacon. Bourbon. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Top 5 events in Cincinnati this weekend," 13 July 2018 Tests proved him right. Spraying experimental rice plants with artificial acid rain immediately cut their release into the soil of three relevant bacterial foodstuffs—fumaric acid, galactose and glucose. The Economist, "A cheap way to save rice plants from the effects of acid rain," 12 July 2018 López Obrador, meanwhile, wants Mexico to be self-sufficient in foodstuffs and gasoline, two major US exports to Mexico. Dave Graham, The Christian Science Monitor, "Mexico's presidential front-runner seeks common ground with Trump," 11 June 2018 All of these complement the restaurant’s widely beloved namesake foodstuff, a small and squishy veggie burger that actually tastes good. Marian Bull, GQ, "The Superiority Burger Cookbook Has the Secret to the Best Mushrooms You'll Ever Eat," 7 June 2018 Only a handful of stores still sell perishable foodstuffs. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "As the Ferry Building evolves, its original grocery vendors adjust to the times," 9 Mar. 2018 Viewers must decide if everyday foodstuffs, such as tomatoes, lemons, eggs and broccoli are classed as acidic or alkaline. Casey Quackenbush, Time, "Google Doodle Celebrates S.P.L. Sørensen, the Trailblazing Chemist Behind the pH Scale," 29 May 2018 Even before the magazine’s work in New York, Klopsch had helped alert U.S. evangelicals to the 1891 Russian famine through stories and drawings designed to move readers to donate funds for foodstuffs. D.g. Hart, WSJ, "‘Holy Humanitarians’ Review: The Gilded Age Alms Race," 29 Apr. 2018 Sobelman’s in Milwaukee Bloody Marys adorned with various foodstuffs have become trendy across the country and have long been a huge thing in Milwaukee. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Great American Bites for Mother's Day brunch," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of foodstuff

1872, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foodstuff was in 1872

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foodstuff

noun

English Language Learners Definition of foodstuff

: a substance that is used as food

foodstuff

noun
food·stuff | \ˈfüd-ˌstəf \

Kids Definition of foodstuff

: a substance that is used as food

foodstuff

noun
food·stuff | \ˈfüd-ˌstəf \

Medical Definition of foodstuff 

: a substance with food value especially : a specific nutrient (as a fat or protein)

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