ordurous

ordure

[awr-jer, ‐dyoor]
noun
dung; manure; excrement.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Old French, = ord filthy (< Latin horridus horrid) + -ure -ure

ordurous, adjective
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ordure (ˈɔːdjʊə)
 
n
1.  excrement; dung
2.  something regarded as being morally offensive
 
[C14: via Old French, from ord dirty, from Latin horridus shaggy]

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ordure
c.1300, from O.Fr. ordure "filth" (12c.), from ord "filthy," from L. horridus "dreadful" (see horrid).
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