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1. often orts A small scrap or leaving of food after a meal is completed.
2. A scrap; a bit.
[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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(Cookery) a leftover fragment of food
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Usu., orts. a morsel of food left at a meal.
[1400–50; Middle English]
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ort, orts - An ort is a morsel or remaining scrap; orts is another name for leftovers.
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