ETYM Old Fren. morsel, French morceau, Late Lat. morsellus, a dim. from Latin morsus a biting, bite, from mordere to bite; prob. akin to Eng. smart. Related to Smart, Morceau, Mordant, Muse, Muzzle.
1. A small amount of solid food; a mouthful; SYN. bit, bite.
2. A small quantity of anything.