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foodstuff

[ food-stuhf ]
/ ˈfudˌstʌf /
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noun

a substance used or capable of being used as nutriment.

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Origin of foodstuff

First recorded in 1870–75; food + stuff
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foodstuff
/ (ˈfuːdˌstʌf) /

noun

any material, substance, etc, that can be used as food
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