[ ih-rohs ]
/ ɪˈroʊs /
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 erosee·rose·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for erose
The fourth glume is narrow, ciliate, nerveless or rarely 1-nerved, erose or bifid at the top.
In some grasses it is a distinct membrane narrow or broad, with an even, truncate or erose margin, or finely ciliate.
British Dictionary definitions for erose
/ (ɪˈrəʊs, -ˈrəʊz) /
jagged or uneven, as though gnawed or bittenerose leaves
Derived forms of eroseerosely, adverb
Word Origin for erose
C18: from Latin ērōsus eaten away, from ērōdere to erode
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