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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Morsel


MOR'SEL, noun [from Latin morsus, a bite, form mordeo.]

1. A bite; a mouthful; a small piece of food.

Every morsel to a satisfied hunger is only a new labor to a tired digestion.

2. A piece; a meal; something to be eaten.

On these herbs and fruits and flowers

Feed first, on each beast next and fish and fowl,

No homely morsels.

3. A small quantity of something not eatable. [Improper.]