Definitions for odorousˈoʊ dər əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•dor•ousˈoʊ dər əs(adj.)

  1. Ref: odoriferous .

Origin of odorous:

1540–50; < L odōrus fragrant. See odor , -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. odorous(adj)

    having odor or a characteristic odor

    "odorous jasmine flowers"; "odorous garbage"; "fresh odorous bread"

  2. odoriferous, odorous(adj)

    emitting an odor

    "odorous salt pork and weevily hardtack"

  3. odoriferous, odorous, perfumed, scented, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling(adj)

    having a natural fragrance

    "odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers"


  1. odorous(Adjective)

    Having a distinctive odor.

    The table was piled with odorous lilies.


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