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ordure

[ awr-jer, ‐dyoor ]
/ ˈɔr dʒər, ‐dyʊər /
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noun

dung; manure; excrement.

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Origin of ordure

1300–50; Middle English <Old French, equivalent to ord filthy (<Latin horridus horrid) + -ure -ure

OTHER WORDS FROM ordure

or·dur·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ordure

ordure
/ (ˈɔːdjʊə) /

noun

excrement; dung
something regarded as being morally offensive

Word Origin for ordure

C14: via Old French, from ord dirty, from Latin horridus shaggy
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