Suitable to be eaten; edible.
* Sir T. Elyot
* 1972 March 6, Richard W. Langer, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme: Growing Your Own Fresh Herbs'', '' ,
- Some herbs are most comestible .
* 1993 , , Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring , 2000,
- 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.
* 2007 , Rene Simo, The Little Gringo: Love and Martyrdom in Cameroon ,
- Lestrade raised his mug in a loyal toast while Lady Pauline saw to the more comestible sort for breakfast.
- From the palm nut we derive palm oil, the most comestible oil in our country and in the whole of Africa.
Relatively formal; edible is the usual term, while eatable is rather informal.
* (suitable to be eaten) eatable, edible
* drinkable, potable
(chiefly, in the plural) Anything that can be eaten; food.
* 1910 , Frank Richards, The Greyfriar?s Picnic ,
* 1986 February, Joan Fox, Restaurants: Just Like Mama Used to Cook'', '' ,
- Comestibles of all sorts came to view, and a smell of cooking spread itself among the trees.
* June 4th, 1989 , “Pete Granger” (username),
- Both serve up, with no fanfare, country comestibles .
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* 2003 , Priscilla Boniface, Tasting Tourism: Travelling for Food and Drink ,
- For instance, a food ration can be polymorphed into a carrot, a tripe ration, or any other comestible .
- 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.
Rather formal; the simple term food is far more common. Similarly, the term beverage often serves as a formal equivalent of the more common drink. In both cases, the more elevated term (comestible'' , ''beverage'') is of French origin, while the plain term (''food,'' ''drink ) is of Old English origin, and this stylistic difference by origin is common; see (list of English words with dual French and Anglo-Saxon variations).
* foodstuff, sustenance, victuals
* See also
* beverage (relatively formal term for something intended to be drunk)
That is consumed or depleted upon use.
That may be eaten.
A material or product that is produced for consumption.
- printer consumables such as toner and ink cartridges