Erose



[ih-rohs] /ɪˈroʊs/

adjective
1.
uneven, as if gnawed away.
2.
Botany. having the margin irregularly incised as if gnawed, as a leaf.
/ɪˈrəʊs; -ˈrəʊz/
adjective
1.
jagged or uneven, as though gnawed or bitten: erose leaves
adj.

1793, from Latin erosus, past participle of erodere (see erosion).

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