comestible

comestible (n.) 1837, "article of food," from Fr. comestible (14c.), from L.L. comestibilis, from L. comestus, pp. of comedere "eat up, consume," from com- "thoroughly" (see COM- (Cf. com-)) + edere "to eat" (see EDIBLE (Cf. edible)). It was attested earlier as an adj. (late 15c.) meaning "fit to eat" but seems to have fallen from use 17c., and the word was reintroduced from French.

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  • comestible — Comestible …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • comestible — [ kɔmɛstibl ] adj. et n. m. • 1390; lat. comestus, de comedere « manger » 1 ♦ Qui peut servir d aliment à l homme. Denrées comestibles. Champignons comestibles (⇒aussi consommable, mangeable) . 2 ♦ N. m. pl. (1787) Denrées alimentaires. Boutique… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Comestible — 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. [1913 Webster] Some herbs are most comestible. Sir T. Elyot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comestible — COMESTIBLE. adject. des 2 genr. Qui peut se manger. Il ne se dit que De ce qui convient à la nourriture de l homme, et ne se prend guère adjectivement que dans ces phrases: Denrées comestibles. Viandes et autres chosescomestibles. [b]f♛/b] L… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Comestible — Co*mes ti*ble, n. Something suitable to be eaten; commonly in the plural. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comestible — Relativo a una sustancia que puede ser comida. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • comestible — index palatable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • comestible — adjetivo 1. Que se puede utilizar como alimento: setas comestibles, raíces comestibles. sustantivo masculino 1. (preferentemente en plural) Alimento, cosas de comer: tienda de comestibles. Lo que necesitan los países subdesarrollados son… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • comestible — (Del lat. comestibĭlis). 1. adj. Que se puede comer. 2. m. Todo género de mantenimiento. U. m. en pl.) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • comestible — formal or humorous ► NOUN ▪ an item of food. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ edible. ORIGIN Latin comestibilis, from comedere eat up …   English terms dictionary

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