comestibles

[ kuh-mes-tuh-buh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF comestibles

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Consequently the peon has but a small choice of comestibles.

I could have eaten not only the comestibles, but the boxes and baskets which held them.

Comestibles are specially dealt with, usually by a duty per kilo.

Waggon after waggon, laden with comestibles, filed slowly into the park.

Two beds, pulled into the middle of the room, formed the table, and on these the comestibles were spread forth.

But the British public knows this is a sham, and resents it by never buying any comestibles at the counter.

Surely the art of preserving fresh meat and comestibles must have nearly reached perfection.

And this in front of a table furnished with choice wines, fruits, and other comestibles—in short, loaded with delicacies!

It is impossible to number and describe this mass of comestibles placed at the foot of the staircase.

He showed his gratitude to Lucy by loading her plate with comestibles she didn't want.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMESTIBLES

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noundaily food
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