erose

erose

[ih-rohs]
adjective
1.
uneven, as if gnawed away.
2.
Botany. having the margin irregularly incised as if gnawed, as a leaf.

Origin:
1785–95; < Latin ērōsus, past participle of ērōdere. See erode

erosely, adverb
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erose (ɪˈrəʊs, -ˈrəʊz)
 
adj
jagged or uneven, as though gnawed or bitten: erose leaves
 
[C18: from Latin ērōsus eaten away, from ērōdere to erode]
 
e'rosely
 
adv

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erose
from L. erosus, pp. of erodere (see erosion).
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