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 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • premorse — [prē môrs′] adj. [L praemorsus, pp. of praemordere, to bite off, orig. to bite in front or at the end < prae , before + mordere, to bite: see PRE & MORDANT] ending abruptly and unevenly, as if bitten off: said of a leaf or root …   English World dictionary

  • mer- — pref. Variant of mero . * * * To rub away, harm. Derivatives include nightmare, morsel, morbid, mortal, mortgage, and ambrosia. I. 1. nightmare, fr …   Universalium

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