odorous


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o·dor·ous

 (ō′dər-əs)
adj.
Having a distinctive odor: odorous jasmine flowers; odorous garbage.

o′dor·ous·ly adv.
o′dor·ous·ness n.

odorous

(ˈəʊdərəs) or

odourful

adj
having or emitting a characteristic smell or odour. Also (esp in compounds): odoured
ˈodorously adv
ˈodorousness n

o•dor•if•er•ous

(ˌoʊ dəˈrɪf ər əs)

adj.
yielding an odor, esp. one that is pungent or unpleasant; odorous.
[1425–75]
o′dor•if′er•ous•ly, adv.
o`dor•if′er•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.odorous - having odor or a characteristic odor; "odorous jasmine flowers"; "odorous garbage"; "fresh odorous bread"
inodorous, odorless, odourless - having no odor; "odorless gas"; "odorless flowers"
2.odorous - emitting an odor; "odorous salt pork and weevily hardtack"
3.odorous - having a natural fragranceodorous - having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers"
fragrant - pleasant-smelling
Translations

odorous

[ˈəʊdərəs] ADJoloroso

odorous

adj (esp poet)duftend, wohlriechend

odorous

[ˈəʊdərəs] adj (liter) → odoroso/a

o·dor·ous

a. oloroso-a, fragante.
References in classic literature ?
Elsewhere match that bloom of theirs, ye cannot, save in Salem, where they tell me the young girls breathe such musk, their sailor sweethearts smell them miles off shore, as though they were drawing nigh the odorous Moluccas instead of the Puritanic sands.
I only knew that at the end of, I suppose, a quarter of an hour, an odorous dampness and roughness, chilling and piercing my trouble, had made me understand that I must have thrown myself, on my face, on the ground and given way to a wildness of grief.
This elegant little odorous globe would not be out of place even upon the toilette of a queen.
I came upon them suddenly in the leafy June, and threw myself upon the turf, beneath the branches of an unknown odorous shrub, that I might doze as I contemplated the scene.
No more," responded Abel-Phittim "no more shall we feast upon the fat of the land-no longer shall our beards be odorous with frankincense--our loins girded up with fine linen from the Temple.
It was a moist, pleasantly- odorous night in early spring.
There was an orgy of tears and leavetakings, and then they drove away into the odorous moonlight night.
Beneath the odorous shade of these magnificent trees fluttered and warbled a little world of brilliantly plumaged birds.
So entertaind those odorous sweets the Fiend Who came thir bane, though with them better pleas'd Then ASMODEUS with the fishie fume, That drove him, though enamourd, from the Spouse Of TOBITS Son, and with a vengeance sent From MEDIA post to AEGYPT, there fast bound.
Passepartout wandered for several hours in the midst of this motley crowd, looking in at the windows of the rich and curious shops, the jewellery establishments glittering with quaint Japanese ornaments, the restaurants decked with streamers and banners, the tea-houses, where the odorous beverage was being drunk with saki, a liquor concocted from the fermentation of rice, and the comfortable smoking-houses, where they were puffing, not opium, which is almost unknown in Japan, but a very fine, stringy tobacco.
Half a dozen chairs had been carelessly pushed back, there were empty champagne bottles upon the sideboard, the air was faintly odorous of tobacco smoke - blue wreaths were still curling upwards towards the frescoed ceiling.
The vegetation was luxuriant, without being tropical; the sun was bright and warm, but not burning; and a gracious breeze blew softly along the odorous slopes of the mountains.