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.