Definition of comestible noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈmestɪbl//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmestɪbl//
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[usually plural] an item of food Word Originlate 15th cent.: from Old French, from medieval Latin comestibilis, from Latin comest- ‘eaten up’, from the verb comedere, from com- ‘altogether’ + edere ‘eat’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: comestible

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