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Meaning of COMESTIBLE

Pronunciation:  ku'mestubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any substance that can be used as food
  2. [adj]  suitable for use as food
 

COMESTIBLE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: eatable, eatable, edible, edible, killable, nonpoisonous, nontoxic, pabulum, victual, victuals
 
 Antonyms: inedible, uneatable
 
 See Also: digestible, food, nutrient, palatable, tender, tuck

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Co*mes"ti*ble\, a. [F. comestible, fr. L. comesus,
    comestus, p. p. of comedere to eat; com- + edere to eat.]
    Suitable to be eaten; eatable; esculent.
    
          Some herbs are most comestible.          --Sir T.
                                                   Elyot.
    
    
  2. \Co*mes"ti*ble\, n.
    Something suitable to be eaten; -- commonly in the plural.
    --Thackeray.
    
    
 

 

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