morsel


1mor·sel

noun \ˈmr-səl\

: a small piece of food

Full Definition of MORSEL

1
:  a small piece of food :  bite
2
:  a small quantity :  fragment
3
a :  a tasty dish
b :  something delectable and pleasing
4
:  a negligible person

Examples of MORSEL

  1. <the chef's cuisine is so good that diners will want to savor every morsel>
  2. <searching for any morsel of useful information>

Origin of MORSEL

Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of mors bite, from Latin morsus, from mordēre to bite — more at mordant
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with MORSEL

2morsel

verb
morseled or morselledmorsel·ing or morsel·ling

Definition of MORSEL

transitive verb
:  to divide into or distribute in small pieces

First Known Use of MORSEL

1598

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