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ordure

[awr-jer, ‐dyoo r] /ˈɔr dʒər, ‐dyʊər/
noun
1.
dung; manure; excrement.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Old French, = ord filthy (< Latin horridus horrid) + -ure -ure
Related forms
ordurous, adjective
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ordure

/ˈɔːdjʊə/
noun
1.
excrement; dung
2.
something regarded as being morally offensive
Word Origin
C14: via Old French, from ord dirty, from Latin horridus shaggy
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Word Origin and History for ordurous

ordure

n.

late 14c., from Old French ordure "filth, uncleanliness" (12c.), from ord, ort "filthy, dirty, foul," from Latin horridus "dreadful" (see horrid).

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