2. [syn: morsel, bit, bite]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Morsel \Mor"sel\, n. [OF. morsel, F. morceau, LL. morsellus, a
dim. fr. L. morsus a biting, bite, fr. mordere to bite; prob.
akin to E. smart. See Smart, and cf. Morceau, Mordant,
Muse, v., Muzzle, n.]
1. A little bite or bit of food. --Chaucer.
Every morsel to a satisfied hunger is only a new
labor to a tired digestion. --South.
2. A small quantity; a little piece; a fragment.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a small quantity of anything; "a morsel of paper was all he
2: a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left
was a bit of bread" [syn: morsel, bit, bite]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
90 Moby Thesaurus words for "morsel":
ambrosia, atom, bait, bit, bite, bolus, bonne bouche, butt, cate,
champ, chaw, chew, chip, choice morsel, chomp, chunk, clip,
clipping, collop, crumb, cud, cut, cutting, dainty, delicacy,
dessert, dollop, drop, end, fraction, fragment, gnash, gob, gobbet,
goody, grain, granule, hunk, kickshaw, lump, manna, modicum,
moiety, morceau, mouthful, munch, nectar, nibble, nip, paring,
particle, patch, piece, pinch, quid, rasher, remnant, sample,
savory, scoop, scrap, shard, shaving, shiver, shred, slice, sliver,
smidgen, smidgin, smithereen, snack, snap, snatch, snick, snip,
snippet, soupcon, speck, splinter, spoonful, stitch, stump,
swallow, tag, taste, tatter, tidbit, titbit, treat, whit