- a substance used or capable of being used as nutriment.
Origin of foodstuff
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Examples from the Web for foodstuff
Lobsters as a foodstuff have gone in and out of vogue numerous times over the past four centuries.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered
June 7, 2014
In the production of this foodstuff the country ranks third, and as a wheat-grower fifth.Argentina
W. A. Hirst
Explain the difference between a food material and a foodstuff.Foods and Household Management
"The foodstuff of an empire rattling o'er the stones," he said.Windy McPherson's Son
What did you do with that foodstuff you took out of the pack there?The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves
Claude A. Labelle
So we can readily see that there is an enormous waste of foodstuff.
- any material, substance, etc, that can be used as food
Word Origin and History for foodstuff
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