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ort  audio  (ôrt) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A small scrap or leaving of food after a meal is completed. Often used in the plural.
  2. A scrap; a bit.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English orte, food left by animals, probably from Middle Dutch : oor, out; see ud- in Indo-European roots + eten, to eat; see ed- in Indo-European roots


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