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[awrt] /ɔrt/
noun
1.
Usually, orts. a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; cognate with Low German ort, early Dutch oorete; compare Old English or- out-, ǣt food (see eat)
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n.

"remains of food left from a meal," mid-15c., probably cognate with early Dutch ooraete, Low German ort, from or-, privative prefix, + etan "to eat" (see eat (v.)). Perhaps from an unrecorded Old English word.

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