Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A substance that can be used or prepared for use as food.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An instance of material which may be used as food.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (usually plural) consumer goods sold by a grocer
  • n. a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food

Etymologies

food +‎ stuff (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Favorite Kind of Food: As a competitive eater, one has to be a cross disciplined athlete — eating whatever foodstuff is on the plate.

    PROFILE: Midtown Lunch’er “Crazy Legs Conti” | Midtown Lunch - Finding Lunch in the Food Wasteland of NYC's Midtown Manhattan

  • This foodstuff is so versatile and bitchin ', you can even get your Atkins on by just asking your waiter to hold the noodles.

    Boing Boing: August 15, 2004 - August 21, 2004 Archives

  • Canadian sanitary and technical regulations, such as differences in foodstuff standards, burdensome inspection and authorization procedures by the Canadian Food and Inspection Agency (CFIA), labelling and packaging requirements, or the lack of transparency and international harmonization of technical and safety standards;

    The EU and Canada: Partners that Matter

  • I can only say that it can be demonstrated beyond the peradventure of a doubt, that the application of a small tariff preference in favour of Empire wheat would immediately cause Great Britain to draw her supply of this staple foodstuff from the Empire sources -- Canada, Australia and India -- without in any way exposing the consumers of bread in Britain to any danger of exploitation by unreasonable price increases.

    The Imperial Conference and Canada's Economic Problems

  • During the war chocolate was valued as a compact foodstuff, which is easily preserved.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Their History from Plantation to Consumer

  • Having posed on the front of Stylist magazine, gorgeous gloopy golden caramel oozing down her face and fingers, she admitted that this "Class A foodstuff" was her ultimate pleasure.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • The beverage is technically classified as a foodstuff for now, an anomaly that has allowed producers to avoid a sweeping new crackdown on alcohol advertising and night-time sales.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • A way to avoid having to use an E-number coloured is to use a colouring foodstuff, that is, ingredients that used in their natural food form to lend their colour to the formulation, without any purification having taken place.

    FoodNavigator RSS

  • ASJA's acting president general, Haji Kamal Hosein, said items being delivered at their centres should be identified as foodstuff or clothing, and clearly marked 'Haiti'.

    TrinidadExpress Today's News

  • Agriculture (MOFA) on Tuesday said all canoes along Ghana's coast have been assigned registration numbers for easy identification and other outreach Africa, has been identified as the foodstuff to provide food security for Africa, given the assets and opportunities prevailing on the ...

    WN.com - Photown News

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