Usually, orts. a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.

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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orts (ɔːts)
pl n
archaic, dialect or (sometimes singular) scraps or leavings
[C15: of Germanic origin; related to Dutch oorete, from oor- remaining + ete food]

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"remains of food left from a meal," c.1440, cognate with early Du. ooraete, Low Ger. ort, from or-, privative prefix, + etan "to eat."
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