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Answer for the clue "Any substance that can be used as food ", 10 letters:
comestible

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Word definitions for comestible in dictionaries

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Comestible \Co*mes"ti*ble\, n. Something suitable to be eaten; -- commonly in the plural. --Thackeray.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
a. Suitable to be eaten; edible. (From 15th c.) n. (context chiefly in the plural English) Anything that can be eaten; food. (From 19th c.)

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
adj. suitable for use as food [syn: edible , eatable ] [ant: inedible ] n. any substance that can be used as food [syn: edible , eatable , pabulum , victual , victuals ]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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 ...

Usage examples of comestible.

Lamps flickered with a dandelion light, describing various implements: copper pans, stoneware jarsgray hens and gotches, skeins of thyme and lemongrass, garlic, hams, onions, turnips, and cheeses hanging like comestible jewelry from blackened roof beams.

Minimalist novels were popular on springwater bottles, while the maximalists occupied extra-thick, extra-rich comestibles.

Indian chutney, cottage cheese, gooseberry jam, gingerbread, a cheese slipover consisting of a deep-dish apple pie with a Welsh rabbit melted over it, lobster stuffed and baked, broccoli Parmesan, crisp endive with Roquefort dressing, baked Alaska, coffee with grated orange peel and a clove, a Bacardi swizzle and a bottle of Fiora del Alpina, with a cashew nut to nibble and any other expensive or out of season comestibles obtainable or not.

One of the ladies timidly pointed to a hand-lettered sign proclaiming that the comestibles were for the consumption of uniformed men only, but one ferocious glance from the preacher quelled her small protest.

Bathing Emma was one of them, not to mention unpacking the holdall of drink bottles, fruit and a number of other comestibles essential to a day out with a young child.

In the distribution of these comestibles, as in every other household duty, Mrs. Bagnet developes an exact system, sitting with every dish before her, allotting to every portion of pork its own portion of pot-liquor, greens, potatoes, and even mustard, and serving it out complete.

Handsome to look upon, delicate on the tongue, full of flavor and of pleasing texture, a comestible to be esteemed for all the multifarious ways it may be prepared, each more delicious than the next.

For by his inner light the righteous man has discerned a manner of compounding for it a dressing to the appetency whereof a multitude of gustible condiments conspire, being reconciled and ameliorated with profusion of oil, the entire comestible making glad the heart of the godly and causing his face to shine.

Virtually any sort of fresh comestible could be summoned up from the Central Distributory of Goods to the little domestic convenience station built into one of the kitchen walls.

Traba­jaban como estúpidas bestias de carga, cultivaban en re­gadío frutos y plantas comestibles.

Around us, after awhile, we heard the furtive slithering and scampering of small animals that devoured the comestibles we had cast away.

If you will allow me to take the liberty of remarking that there are few comestibles better, in their way, than a Devil, and that I believe, with a little division of labour, we could accomplish a good one if the young person in attendance could produce a gridiron, I would put it to you, that this little misfortune may be easily repaired.

They frantically bought every kind of comestible, clothing, wine, lamp oil and, though this was mid-August, even winter-weight blankets and buckets of coal.

While comestibles like flour, dried beans and legumes, and dairy produce were provided by Fort now, the dragonriders could add to the bare necessities by going between to the southern continent and returning with fruits, fresh vegetables, and herd animals.

Cutting corners on the quantity and quality of comestibles was a common fiddle for dishonest pursers and administrators, so it'd take a physical inventory to be sure.