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comestible

[ kuh-mes-tuh-buhl ]
/ kəˈmɛs tə bəl /
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adjective

edible; eatable.

noun

Usually comestibles. articles of food; edibles: The table was spread with all kinds of comestibles.

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Origin of comestible

1475–85; <Late Latin comēstibilis, equivalent to Latin comēst(us), past participle of comedere to eat up (see comedo; -ēstus for -ēs(s)us by analogy with gestus, ūstus, etc.; see combust) + -ibilis-ible; see eat
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British Dictionary definitions for comestible

comestible
/ (kəˈmɛstɪbəl) /

noun

(usually plural) food

adjective

a rare word for edible

Word Origin for comestible

C15: from Late Latin comestibilis, from comedere to eat up; see comedo
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