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1. Having or emitting an odor or fragrance; aromatic: "Passionately clean, she was always redolent of the germicidal soap she used so vigorously" (Dorothy Parker).
2. Suggestive; reminiscent: a campaign redolent of machine politics.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin redolēns, redolent-, present participle of redolēre, to smell : re-, red-, re- + olēre, to smell.]
1. having a pleasant smell; fragrant
2. (postpositive; foll by of or with) having the odour or smell (of); scented (with): a room redolent of country flowers.
3. (postpositive; foll by of or with) reminiscent or suggestive (of): a picture redolent of the 18th century.
[C14: from Latin redolens smelling (of), from redolēre to give off an odour, from red- re + olēre to smell]
ˈredolence, ˈredolency n
red•o•lent(ˈrɛd l ənt)
1. having a pleasant odor; fragrant.
2. odorous or smelling (usu. fol. by of): redolent of garlic.
3. suggestive; reminiscent (usu. fol. by of).
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin redolent-, s. of redolēns, present participle of redolēre to emit odor =red- red- + olēre to smell (akin to odor); see -ent]
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|Adj.||1.||redolent - serving to bring to mind; "cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson; "a campaign redolent of machine politics"|
|2.||redolent - (used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous; "the hall was redolent of floor wax"; "air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey"|
odorous - having odor or a characteristic odor; "odorous jasmine flowers"; "odorous garbage"; "fresh odorous bread"
|3.||redolent - having a strong pleasant odor; "the pine woods were more redolent"- Jean Stafford|
fragrant - pleasant-smelling