from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small piece of food.
- n. A tasty delicacy; a tidbit.
- n. A small amount; a piece: a morsel of gossip.
- n. One that is delightful and extremely pleasing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small fragment or share of something, commonly applied to food.
- n. A very small amount.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A little bite or bit of food.
- n. A small quantity; a little piece; a fragment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bite; a mouthful; a small piece of food; a small meal.
- n. A small quantity of anything considered as parceled out, often of something taken or indulged in; a fragment; a little piece.
- n. A person: used jestingly or in contempt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small quantity of anything
- n. a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
Middle English, from Old French, diminutive of mors, bite, from Latin morsum, from neuter past participle of mordēre, to bite; see mer- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English morsel, from Old French morsel, from Medieval Latin morsellum ("a bit, a little piece"), diminutive. of Latin morsum ("a bit"), neuter of morsus, past participle of mordere ("to bite"). Compare French morceau. (Wiktionary)