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Line breaks: com¦est|ible
Pronunciation: /kəˈmɛstɪb(ə)l
formal or humorous

Definition of comestible in English:


(usually comestibles)
An item of food: a fridge groaning with comestibles
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  • Particularly lacking in a food desert are fresh comestibles: all food available is processed or precooked, full of salt and the worst kind of fat, and lacking in vital ingredients.
  • Six of Edmonton's most scrumptious purveyors of comestibles along with a dessert and scotch supplier will donate some of their best wares to the event.
  • Now go all the way - check out their desserts and other comestibles.


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Edible: sugar, coffee, and sundry other comestible requisites
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  • Women could point out the medicinal and comestible plants with which they are particularly familiar.
  • When the microwaved frozen produce of pizza and pasta chains is the height of culinary standards, as it is for many, we should hang our heads in comestible shame.
  • We were about to help celebrate the falling of one of the last, and among the most storied, comestible taboos in our European culture.


late 15th century: from Old French, from medieval Latin comestibilis, from Latin comest- 'eaten up', from the verb comedere, from com- 'altogether' + edere 'eat'.

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