erose

[ ih-rohs ]
/ ɪˈroʊs /

adjective

uneven, as if gnawed away.
Botany. having the margin irregularly incised as if gnawed, as a leaf.

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Origin of erose

1785–95; <Latin ērōsus, past participle of ērōdere.See erode

OTHER WORDS FROM erose

e·rose·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for erose

erose
/ (ɪˈrəʊs, -ˈrəʊz) /

adjective

jagged or uneven, as though gnawed or bittenerose leaves

Derived forms of erose

erosely, adverb

Word Origin for erose

C18: from Latin ērōsus eaten away, from ērōdere to erode
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