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.

 

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