Definitions

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  • adj. Half-eaten.
  • n. A member of the warrior caste of the Elema of Papua New Guinea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Half-eaten.

Etymologies

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From the Latin sēmēsus; from sēm- ("half-") + ēsus ("eaten"), the perfect passive participle of edō ("I eat").

Examples

  • "No; they're sons of gyps and that kind of thing, who feed on the semese fragments of the high table."

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  • half-eaten. OED

    June 8, 2008