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erose

[ih-rohs] /ɪˈroʊs/
adjective
1.
uneven, as if gnawed away.
2.
Botany. having the margin irregularly incised as if gnawed, as a leaf.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Latin ērōsus, past participle of ērōdere. See erode
Related forms
erosely, adverb
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erose

/ɪˈrəʊs; -ˈrəʊz/
adjective
1.
jagged or uneven, as though gnawed or bitten erose leaves
Derived Forms
erosely, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from Latin ērōsus eaten away, from ērōdere to erode
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Word Origin and History for most erose
erose
from L. erosus, pp. of erodere (see erosion).
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