American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Irregularly notched, toothed, or indented: erose leaves.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Gnawed; having small irregular sinuses in the margin, as if gnawed: applied to a leaf, to an insect's wing, etc.
- See ærose.
- adj. Irregularly notched, eaten away, as though bitten
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Irregular or uneven as if eaten or worn away.
- adj. (Bot.) Jagged or irregularly toothed, as if nibbled out or gnawed.
- adj. having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed
- From Latin ērōsus, past participle of ērōdere, to gnaw off; see erode. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The _first glume_ is very short less than 1/5 inch, broadly oblong, nerveless, hyaline, broadly truncate and erose at the apex.”
“In some grasses it is a distinct membrane narrow or broad, with an even, truncate or erose margin, or finely ciliate.”
“Sterile flowers terminal or axillary on wood of the preceding year, 1/2-3/4 inch long, cylindrical; anthers pinkish-red: fertile flowers lateral along previous season's shoots, erect; scales madder-purple, spirally imbricated, broader than long, margin entire or slightly erose.”
“= -- April to May, a week or two earlier than the red spruce; sterile flowers terminal or axillary, on wood of the preceding year; about 3/8 inch long, ovate; anthers madder-red: fertile flowers at or near end of season's shoots, erect; scales madder-red, spirally imbricated, broader than long, margin erose, rarely entire.”
“= -- Cones upon dwarf branches, erect or inclining upwards, ovoid to cylindrical, 1/2-3/4 of an inch long, purplish or reddish brown while growing, light brown at maturity, persistent for at least a year; scales thin, obtuse to truncate; edge entire, minutely toothed or erose; seeds small, winged.”
“_fourth glume_ is narrow, ciliate, nerveless or rarely 1-nerved, erose or bifid at the top.”
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