ort

noun
\ ˈȯrt \

Definition of ort 

: a morsel left at a meal : scrap

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The e ort paid o as, with his return to open Felix along Abbot Kin- ney last year, the chef is back in peak form, producing some of the best pastas this side of the Mediterranean. Oren Peleg, Los Angeles Magazine, "These 9 Local Chefs Are Helping Make L.A. a Dining Destination," 20 Apr. 2018 And now, Ireland gets to experience the wonder of tropical winds for itself -- ádh mór ort, folks, and stay safe. Dan Sweeney, Sun-Sentinel.com, "The long wait for medical marijuana," 16 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of ort

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ort

Middle English, from Middle Low German orte

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