Definition of premorse in English:

premorse

adjective

Botany
  • Especially of a root: having the end irregularly truncate, as if bitten or broken off.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Cyclopaedia. From classical Latin praemorsus, past participle of praemordēre to bite at the extremity, to bite from the end from prae- + mordēre to bite.

Pronunciation

premorse

/ˌpriːˈmɔːs/