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abattoir a place where animals are killed and cut up for food; slaughterhouse.
abomasum the fourth stomach chamber of cud-chewing mammals such as cows, in which food is digested.
accommodate to provide food or lodging or both for. [1/6 definitions]
accommodation (usu. pl.) food and lodging, or lodging alone. [1/6 definitions]
agribusiness large-scale industrial agriculture and related activities such as food-processing, equipment manufacture, and marketing.
aliment physical nourishment; food. [1/3 definitions]
alimentary relating to food or nutrition. [1/2 definitions]
alimentary canal the body passage into which food is ingested and in which it is digested; passage from the mouth to the anus; digestive tract.
alimentation that which serves as nourishment; food. [1/2 definitions]
allergic having abnormal or disabling sensitivity to certain agents such as drugs, food, or pollen, resulting in a hypersensitive reaction upon exposure. [1/3 definitions]
ambrosia in Greek and Roman mythology, the food or drink of the gods. [1/2 definitions]
amoeba a one-celled organism that changes its shape as it moves and engulfs food.
amyloid a starchy substance, as in food. [1/3 definitions]
anabolism the process in living organisms by which complex structures are synthesized from simple ones, as body tissues from food.
anchovy any of various small, herringlike fish, used for food and found in the Mediterranean Sea.
anorexia a psychological disorder marked by the inability to eat or the persistent refusal of food; anorexia nervosa. (Cf. bulimarexia.)
ant lion any of several lace-winged insects whose larvae dig holes in which they trap ants or other insects for food.
aperient a medicine or food that acts as a gentle laxative. [1/2 definitions]
aphrodisiac a substance, such as a food or drug, that arouses sexual desire. [1/2 definitions]
appetizer a food or drink served in small portions before a meal to whet the appetite.
aroma a pleasant odor, such as that of spices, herbs, or food; fragrance. [1/3 definitions]