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1. A small piece of food.
2. A tasty delicacy; a tidbit.
3. A small amount; a piece: a morsel of gossip.
4. One that is delightful and extremely pleasing.
[Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of mors, bite, from Latin morsum, from neuter past participle of mordēre, to bite; see mer- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Cookery) a small slice or mouthful of food
2. a small piece; bit
3. informal Irish a term of endearment for a child
[C13: from Old French, from mors a bite, from Latin morsus, from mordēre to bite]
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1. a small portion of food; bite.
2. a small piece or amount of anything; scrap; bit.
3. an appetizing dish; treat.
4. one that is attractive or delightful.v.t.
5. to distribute in or divide into tiny portions (often fol. by out).
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French, =mors a bite + -el < Latin -ellus]
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Morsela small quantity—Johnson, 1755.
Examples: morsel of feeling, 1860; of quicksilver ore, 1839; of territory, 1860.
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|Noun||1.||morsel - a small quantity of anything; "a morsel of paper was all he needed"|
|2.||morsel - a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"|
crumb - small piece of e.g. bread or cake
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noun piece, bite, bit, slice, scrap, part, grain, taste, segment, fragment, fraction, snack, crumb, nibble, mouthful, tad (informal, chiefly U.S.), titbit, soupçon (French) a delicious little morsel of meat
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morsel[ˈmɔːrsəl] n [food] → bouchée f
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a small piece of something, especially food. a tasty morsel of fish for the cat. stukkie, happie لُقْمَه хапка naco sousto das Stückchen bid μπουκιάbocado suutäis تکه muru bouchéeחתיכה ग्रास, कौर निवाला, कवल zalogaj morzsa potongan kecil (matar)biti boccone 一片 (음식물의 한입 kąsnelis, gabaliukas kumosiņš, gabaliņš sedikit stukjegodbit, lekkerbisken kąsek د يو شى وړوكى ټوټه naco bucăţică кусочек sústo grižljaj parče smula, bit เศษ lokma 一小塊(指食物) шматочок, кусочок ایک نوالہ mẩu （食物的）一口
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