Premorse leaves
Premorse Pre*morse", a. [L. praemorsus, p. p. of praemordere to bite off; prae before + mordere to bite.] Terminated abruptly, or as it bitten off. [1913 Webster]

{Premorse root} or {Premorse leaves} (Bot.), such as have an abrupt, ragged, and irregular termination, as if bitten off short. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Premorse — Pre*morse , a. [L. praemorsus, p. p. of praemordere to bite off; prae before + mordere to bite.] Terminated abruptly, or as it bitten off. [1913 Webster] {Premorse root} or {Premorse leaves} (Bot.), such as have an abrupt, ragged, and irregular… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Premorse root — Premorse Pre*morse , a. [L. praemorsus, p. p. of praemordere to bite off; prae before + mordere to bite.] Terminated abruptly, or as it bitten off. [1913 Webster] {Premorse root} or {Premorse leaves} (Bot.), such as have an abrupt, ragged, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • devil's bit — noun Etymology: Middle English develesbite (translation of Medieval Latin morsus diaboli), from develes (gen. of devel devil) + bite, bitt bit, bite more at bit : any of various plants with premorse rootstocks: a. also …   Useful english dictionary

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