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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: mors 'bite', from Latin mordere; MORDANT

morsel

noun
     
mor‧sel [countable]
DF a very small amount of something, especially a small piece of food [= scrap]
morsel of
a morsel of bread
a morsel of scandal
birds searching for tasty morsels
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