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Meaning of ODOROUS

Pronunciation:  'owdurus

 
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]  having odor or a characteristic odor; "odorous jasmine flowers"; "odorous garbage"; "fresh odorous bread"
 

ODOROUS is a 7 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: fragrant, malodorous, odoriferous, odourous, perfumed, redolent(p), scented, smelling(p), sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling
 
 Antonyms: inodorous, odorless, odourless
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O"dor*ous\, a. [Written also {odourous}.] [L. odorus,
fr. odor odor: cf. OF. odoros, odoreux.]
Having or emitting an odor or scent, esp. a sweet odor;
fragrant; sweet-smelling. ``Odorous bloom.'' --Keble.

      Such fragrant flowers do give most odorous smell.
                                               --Spenser.
-- {O"dor*ous*ly}, adv. -- {O"dor*ous*ness}, n.

 
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