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foodstuff

[food-stuhf]
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noun
  1. a substance used or capable of being used as nutriment.

Origin of foodstuff

First recorded in 1870–75; food + stuff
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foodstuff

noun
  1. any material, substance, etc, that can be used as food
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Word Origin and History for foodstuff

n.

1870, from food + stuff (n.). Related: Foodstuffs.

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