morsel

[mawr-suhl]
noun
1.
a bite, mouthful, or small portion of food, candy, etc.
2.
a small piece, quantity, or amount of anything; scrap; bit.
3.
something very appetizing; treat or tidbit.
4.
a person or thing that is attractive or delightful.
verb (used with object)
5.
to distribute in or divide into tiny portions (often followed by out ): to morsel out the last pieces of meat.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French, equivalent to mors a bite (< Latin morsum something bitten off, noun use of neuter of morsus, past participle of mordēre to bite) + -el < Latin -ellus diminutive suffix; see -elle

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morsel (ˈmɔːsəl)
 
n
1.  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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morsel
late 13c., from O.Fr. morsel (Fr. marceau) "small bite," dim. of mors "a bite," from L. morsus "biting, bite," neut. pp. of mordere "to bite" (see mordant).
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Example sentences
The birds get tangled in longline hooks, which are baited with squid and other
  tasty morsels.
When one subdivides a dimensioned morsel of space one obtains smaller morsels
  of space that also have dimensions.
After peering at masticated morsels through a microscope for several days,
  thoughts of feeding take on a new depth.
Knowing it was being donated, the chefs carefully collected the remaining
  morsels.
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