something bitten off

Word of the Day for Monday, February 20, 2012

morceau \mawr-SOH\, noun:
1. Piece; morsel.
2. An excerpt or passage of poetry or music.

Morceau comes directly from the same French word which is related to the Latin word morsum meaning something bitten off.

I like it that the french consider a tiny corner of something tasty to be in the same category as a little taste of poetry.

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