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

pl n

  1. (sometimes singular) archaic, or dialect scraps or leavings

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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