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  • Any solid substance that can be consumed by living organisms, especially by eating, in order to sustain life.
  • A foodstuff.
  • Anything that nourishes or sustains.


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  • From Middle English fode, foode, from Old English fōda ("food"), from Proto-Germanic *fōdô ("food"), from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- ("to guard, graze, feed"). Cognate with Scots fuid ("food"), Low German föde, vöde, West Frisian fiedsel ("food"), Dutch voedsel ("food") Danish føde ("food"), Swedish föda ("food"), Icelandic fæða, fæði, Gothic 𐍆𐍉𐌳𐌴𐌹𐌽𐍃 ("food"), Latin pānis ("bread, food"), Latin pāscō ("feed, nourish"). Related to fodder, foster.

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