- Suitable to be eaten; edible. [From 15th c.]
- Some herbs are most comestible.
- 1972 March 6, Richard W. Langer, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme: Growing Your Own Fresh Herbs, New York, page 40 ↗,
- What with freeze-dried chives costing $96 a pound, and those snipped fresh for the omelette from the potted garden on the kitchen ledge almost free, the bountiful begonia has given way in many apartments to more comestible greenery.
- 1993, M. J. Trow, Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring, 2000, page 112 ↗,
- Lestrade raised his mug in a loyal toast while Lady Pauline saw to the more comestible sort for breakfast.
- 2007, Rene Simo, The Little Gringo: Love and Martyrdom in Cameroon, page 12 ↗,
- From the palm nut we derive palm oil, the most comestible oil in our country and in the whole of Africa.
- French: comestible
- German: essbar, genießbar, Speise-
- Italian: commestibile, mangereccio, mangiabile
- Portuguese: comestível
- Russian: съедо́бный
- Spanish: comestible, comible (colloquial)
comestible (plural comestibles)
- (chiefly, in the plural) Anything that can be eaten; food. [From 19th c.]
- Synonyms: foodstuff, sustenance, victuals, Thesaurus:food
- 1986 February, Joan Fox, Restaurants: Just Like Mama Used to Cook, Cincinnati Magazine, page 116 ↗,
- Both serve up, with no fanfare, country comestibles.
- June 4th, 1989, “Pete Granger” (username), Hack Tutorial, Part 03/03 ↗, rec.games.hack ↗:
- For instance, a food ration can be polymorphed into a carrot, a tripe ration, or any other comestible.
- 2003, Priscilla Boniface, Tasting Tourism: Travelling for Food and Drink, page 74 ↗,
- Precisely that, for example, homemade food, craft pottery, rough-hewn wood furniture, and consumption of comestibles in a barn, are not the usual daily experience is the reason it is fun, enticing and a contrast for a person when on holiday.