Anything that you could possibly use for food is a comestible, a synonym of "edible." It can be used as a noun ("We shopped for comestibles") or an adjective ("It looked awful, but was comestible").
- Pronunciation: /kə'mɛstɪbl/
- English Description: suitable for use as food
- Synonyms: edible
- Chinese Translation: 可食用的(ke3 shi2 yong4 de)
- Spanish Translation: comestible
- ORIGIN: The word comestible, a rather formal-sounding word for food, has its roots in the Latin word comedere, which means "to eat up." Since comestible shares a background with the word consume, you will hopefully remember its meaning. Comestible was first recorded in the 15th century, and it bounced around as an adjective before becoming a noun in the 19th century.
- You can't sell a comestible that funds clean needle programs or cancer research.
- That’s a lot to ask of cinematic comestibles.
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