from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Fit to be eaten; edible.
- n. Something that can be eaten as food: meat, cheese, and other comestibles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Suitable to be eaten; eatable; esculent.
- n. Something suitable to be eaten; -- commonly in the plural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Eatable; edible.
- n. An eatable; an edible; an article of food.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any substance that can be used as food
- adj. suitable for use as food
If an herb, spice, or other comestible is one I’ve never heard of, I buy it immediately.
Had I simply gone to the store without thinking, the word 'comestible' would never have occurred to me ....
The men could hardly figure just how the stuff came to be considered a "comestible," for it was not palatable.
Last year, not only were such gustatory stars as Mario Batali, Daniel Boulud, Tom Colicchio and Drew Nieporent on hand to offer comestible wisdom and cheerful commentary but also to slap backs and trade congrats.
Raised in the mountains of Colorado by hippie parents and exposed to feminist groups, back-to-the-land comestible culture, "new age" spiritual awareness, and antiquated birth techniques, Jacobsen's work has consistently drawn from the "land" and retains an exceptional sense of self.
The fictional beverage line created a "comestible work of art," founder Till KrautkrÃ¤mer explained to the Village Voice.
The fictional beverage line created a "comestible work of art," founder Till Krautkrämer explained to the Village Voice.
Some months earlier, on the occasion of Ahab's birthday, the Fourth Mate, Mr. Carvel, had surprised the Captain with his playfully configured comestible Fudgie the Whale.
The old adage, "The diner waits for the soufflé; the soufflé does not wait for the diner," is rule number one: The finished dish must go directly from oven to table, as this comestible becomes considerably less edible if not eaten immediately.
Clearly, this was not your found Virgin Mother in the swirls of a toasted tortilla: a lot of work goes into making a comestible and commendable work of art.
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