crumb
I. noun Etymology: Middle English crumme, from Old English cruma; akin to Middle High German krume crumb Date: before 12th century 1. a. a small fragment especially of something baked (as bread) b. a porous aggregate of soil particles 2. bit <
a crumb of good news
>
3. the soft part of bread 4. slang a worthless person II. transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to break into crumbs 2. to cover or thicken with crumbs 3. to remove crumbs from <
crumb a table
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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