- irregular, as if gnawed away
- Bot. having an irregularly notched edge, as some leaves
Origin of eroseClassical Latin erosus, past participle of erodere: see erode
Irregularly notched, toothed, or indented: erose leaves.
Origin of eroseFrom Latin ērōsus past participle of ērōdere to gnaw off ; see erode .
(comparative more erose, superlative most erose)
- Irregularly notched, eaten away, as though bitten