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Meaning of ODORIFEROUS

Pronunciation:  `owdu'rifurus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers"
  2. [adj]  emitting an odor; "odoriferous blossoms"; "odorous salt pork and weevily hardtack"
  3. [adj]  giving off an odor; "the odoriferous elements in perfume"
  4. [adj]  morally offensive; "odoriferous legislation"
 

ODORIFEROUS is a 11 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: fragrant, malodorous, odorous, odourous, offensive, perfumed, scented, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling, unsavory, unsavoury
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O`dor*if"er*ous\, a. [L. odorifer; odor odor +
ferre to bear. See {Odoe}, and {?}st {Bear}.]
Bearing or yielding an odor; perfumed; usually, sweet of
scent; fragrant; as, odoriferous spices, particles, fumes,
breezes. --Milton. -- {O`dor*if"er*ous*ly}, adv.
--{O`dor*if"er*ous*ness}, n.

 

 

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