As nouns the difference between digestive and shortbread
is that digestive
is a substance that aids digestion while shortbread
is a type of biscuit (cookie), popular in britain, traditionally made from one part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour.
As an adjective digestive
is of, relating to, or functioning in digestion.
Of, relating to, or functioning in digestion.
That causes or promotes digestion.
* Herman Melville, Omoo
- While the doctor and the natives were taking a digestive nap after dinner, I strolled forth to have a peep at the country which could produce so generous a meal.
A substance that aids digestion.
(UK, Ireland) A digestive biscuit.
- I bought a packet of chocolate digestives .
A type of biscuit (cookie), popular in Britain, traditionally made from one part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour