Origin of comestible
Examples from the Web for comestible
But the abalone—as a Christian comestible he is a stranger to me and the tooth o' me.The Letters of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
He wrote to Paris and London for all the delicacies of the "comestible" shops.That Boy Of Norcott's|Charles James Lever
The railway drays, laden with the comestible treasures of the ocean, no longer thundered through the covered ways.The Fat and the Thin|Emile Zola
Bread is the only comestible which the custom of well-bred people permits to be laid off your plate.
Occasionally, where his memory of that language failed him, he would put down the name of some comestible in Greek.Albania|E. F. Knight
Word Origin for comestible
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.