morsel

[ mawr-suhl ]
/ ˈmɔr səl /

noun

a bite, mouthful, or small portion of food, candy, etc.
a small piece, quantity, or amount of anything; scrap; bit.
something very appetizing; treat or tidbit.
a person or thing that is attractive or delightful.

verb (used with object)

to distribute in or divide into tiny portions (often followed by out): to morsel out the last pieces of meat.

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Origin of morsel

1250–1300; Middle English <Old French, equivalent to mors a bite (<Latin morsum something bitten off, noun use of neuter of morsus, past participle of mordēre to bite) + -el<Latin -ellus diminutive suffix; see -elle
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British Dictionary definitions for morsel

morsel
/ (ˈmɔːsəl) /

noun

a small slice or mouthful of food
a small piece; bit
Irish informal a term of endearment for a child

Word Origin for morsel

C13: from Old French, from mors a bite, from Latin morsus, from mordēre to bite
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