Ermined to Erumpent
(Er"mined) a. Clothed or adorned with the fur of the ermine. Pope.
(Er"mines n., Er"min*ois) n. (Her.) See Note under Ermine, n., 4.
(Er"mit) n. [See Hermit.] A hermit. [Obs.]
(Ern, Erne) n. [AS. earn eagle; akin to D. arend, OHG. aro, G. aar, Icel., Sw., & Dan. örn, Goth.
ara, and to Gr. bird. &radic11. Cf. Ornithology.] (Zoöl.) A sea eagle, esp. the European white-tailed
(Ern) v. i. [Cf. Erme.] To stir with strong emotion; to grieve; to mourn. [Corrupted into yearn in
modern editions of Shakespeare.] [Obs.]
(Er"nest) n. See Earnest. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Er"nest*ful) a. [See Earnest, a.] Serious. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(E*rode") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eroded; p. pr. & vb. n. Eroding.] [L. erodere, erosum; e out +
rodere to gnaw. See Rodent.] To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh. "The blood
. . . erodes the vessels." Wiseman.
The smaller charge is more apt to . . . erode the gun.Am. Cyc.
(E*rod"ed), p. p. & a.
1. Eaten away; gnawed; irregular, as if eaten or worn away.
2. (Bot.) Having the edge worn away so as to be jagged or irregularly toothed.
(E*rod"ent) n. [L. erodens, -entis, p. pr. of erodere. See Erode.] (Med.) A medicine which
eats away extraneous growths; a caustic.
(Er"o*gate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Erogated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Erogating ] [L. erogatus, p. p. of
erogare; e out + rogare to ask.] To lay out, as money; to deal out; to expend. [Obs.]
(Er`o*ga"tion) n. [L. erogatio.] The act of giving out or bestowing. [Obs.] Sir T. Elyot.
(||E"ros) n. [L., fr. Gr. love, (personified) Eros, fr. to love.] (Greek Myth.) Love; the god of love;
by earlier writers represented as one of the first and creative gods, by later writers as the son of Aphrodite,
equivalent to the Latin god Cupid.
(E*rose") a. [L. erosus, p. p. See Erode.]
1. Irregular or uneven as if eaten or worn away.
2. (Bot.) Jagged or irregularly toothed, as if nibbled out or gnawed. E*rose"ly, adv.
(E*ro"sion) n. [L. erosio. See Erode.]
1. The act or operation of eroding or eating away.
2. The state of being eaten away; corrosion; canker.
(E*ro"sive) a. That erodes or gradually eats away; tending to erode; corrosive. Humble.
(E*ros"trate) a. [Pref. e- out + rostrate.] (Bot.) Without a beak.