- a substance used or capable of being used as nutriment.
Origin of foodstuff
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Examples from the Web for foodstuffs
The cook comes in with a basket of foodstuffs fresh from the market.Have We No Rights?
The poorest providers and preparers of foodstuffs are their producers.Riviera Towns
Herbert Adams Gibbons
These specks are often found on foodstuffs that have not been properly protected.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)
There are found all the products of the country in grains and foodstuffs.
But couldn't I just buy some land, get a government contract for foodstuffs?This Crowded Earth
- any material, substance, etc, that can be used as food
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Word Origin and History for foodstuffs
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