- uneven, as if gnawed away.
- Botany. having the margin irregularly incised as if gnawed, as a leaf.
Origin of erose
Related Words for eroseincised, serrated, serrate, notched, emarginated, erose, denticulate, toothed
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Historical Examples of erose
In some grasses it is a distinct membrane narrow or broad, with an even, truncate or erose margin, or finely ciliate.
The fourth glume is narrow, ciliate, nerveless or rarely 1-nerved, erose or bifid at the top.
- jagged or uneven, as though gnawed or bittenerose leaves
Word Origin for erose
1793, from Latin erosus, past participle of erodere (see erosion).