Definitions

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  • n. A little hollow; a dimple.
  • n. A small, deep-centred ulcer of the transparent cornea.
  • n. A small depression in the crown of a tooth

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A little hollow; hence, a dimple.
  • n. A small, deep-centered ulcer of the transparent cornea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little hollow; a dimple.
  • n. In pathology, a small ulcer of the transparent cornea, the center of which is deep.
  • n. A hollow of considerable depth in the grinding-face of a tooth, more or less completely surrounded by enamel folds: typically shown in such a tooth as the molar of a rhinoceros. See cut under tooth.

Etymologies

French, diminutive of fosse a fosse. (Wiktionary)

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