Definition of rissom in English:

rissom

noun

  • A very small amount; a particle, a scrap.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From early Scandinavian (compare Swedish regional resma ear of corn (especially of oats), Danish regional rusme, rusne stalk or head (of oats), a derivative formation from the same base as Old Swedish ris, Old Danish ris, although the reason for the difference in the stem vowel in Danish is unclear).

Pronunciation

rissom

/ˈrɪs(ə)m/