ordure

[ awr-jer, ‐dyoo r ]
/ ˈɔr dʒər, ‐dyʊər /

noun

dung; manure; excrement.

Origin of ordure

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

Related forms

or·dur·ous, adjective
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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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