Poor Salmo fario is here simply a comestible, and nothing more.
The seeds yield an oil that is used for illumination and as a comestible.
He wrote to Paris and London for all the delicacies of the "comestible" shops.
If one comestible ran short, there should be another to take its place.
Hence the missionary as a comestible is more highly esteemed by the natives than the missionary as a reformer.
Even Vaniman could not have used more bitter words to express his detestation for soap as a comestible.
Occasionally, where his memory of that language failed him, he would put down the name of some comestible in Greek.
Bread is the only comestible which the custom of well-bred people permits to be laid off your plate.
But the abalone—as a Christian comestible he is a stranger to me and the tooth o' me.
Many a cassowary has been complaining bitterly of the high cost of this comestible.
anything edible; food
Latin com- + -edere 'to eat'
1837, "article of food," from French comestible (14c.), from Late Latin comestibilis, from Latin comestus, past participle of comedere "eat up, consume," from com- "thoroughly" (see com-) + edere "to eat" (see edible). It was attested earlier as an adjective (late 15c.) meaning "fit to eat" but seems to have fallen from use 17c., and the word was reintroduced from French.