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e·rose

 (ĭ-rōs′)
adj.
Irregularly notched, toothed, or indented: erose leaves.

[From Latin ērōsus, past participle of ērōdere, to gnaw off; see erode.]

e·rose′ly adv.

erose

(ɪˈrəʊs; -ˈrəʊz)
adj
jagged or uneven, as though gnawed or bitten: erose leaves.
[C18: from Latin ērōsus eaten away, from ērōdere to erode]
eˈrosely adv

e•rose

(ɪˈroʊs)

adj.
1. uneven, as if gnawed away.
2. Bot. having an irregularly notched margin, as a leaf.
[1785–95; < Latin ērōsus, past participle of ērōdere. See erode]
e•rose′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.erose - having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawederose - having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
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