Definitions for redolentˈrɛd l ənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
red•o•lentˈrɛd l ənt(adj.)
having a pleasant odor; fragrant.
odorous or smelling (usu. fol. by of):
redolent of garlic.
suggestive; reminiscent (usu. fol. by of).
Origin of redolent:
1350–1400; ME < L redolent-, s. of redolēns, prp. of redolēre to emit odor =red-red - +olēre to smell (akin to odor ); see -ent
evocative, redolent, remindful, reminiscent, resonant(adj)
serving to bring to mind
"cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson; "a campaign redolent of machine politics"
(used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous
"the hall was redolent of floor wax"; "air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey"
having a strong pleasant odor
"the pine woods were more redolent"- Jean Stafford
fragrant or aromatic; having a sweet scent
having the smell of the article in question.
suggestive or reminiscent
Origin: First attested in 1400. From redolent, from redolentem, present participle of redoleo, from re- + oleo.
diffusing odor or fragrance; spreading sweet scent; scented; odorous; smelling; -- usually followed by of
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