odoriferous


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o·dor·if·er·ous

 (ō′də-rĭf′ər-əs)
adj.
Having or giving off an odor, especially a strong or unpleasant one: an odoriferous bag of garbage.

o′dor·if′er·ous·ly adv.
o′dor·if′er·ous·ness n.
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odoriferous

(ˌəʊdəˈrɪfərəs) or

odiferous

adj
having or emitting an odour, esp a fragrant one
ˌodorˈiferously adv
ˌodorˈiferousness n
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.odoriferous - morally offensive; "odoriferous legislation"
unsavory, unsavoury, offensive - morally offensive; "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"
2.odoriferous - emitting an odor; "odorous salt pork and weevily hardtack"
3.odoriferous - having a natural fragranceodoriferous - having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers"
fragrant - pleasant-smelling
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Translations

odoriferous

[ˌəʊdəˈrɪfərəs] ADJodorífero
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odoriferous

adj (form)wohlriechend, duftend
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References in classic literature ?
Moreover, as that of Heidelburgh was always replenished with the most excellent of the wines of the Rhenish valleys, so the tun of the whale contains by far the most precious of all his oily vintages; namely, the highly-prized spermaceti, in its absolutely pure, limpid, and odoriferous state.
No; without a gown, in a shift that was somewhat of the coarsest, and none of the cleanest, bedewed likewise with some odoriferous effluvia, the produce of the day's labour, with a pitchfork in her hand, Molly Seagrim approached.
There were large bottles filled with serpents, ticketed according to their species; dried lizards shone like emeralds set in great squares of black wood, and bunches of wild odoriferous herbs, doubtless possessed of virtues unknown to common men, were fastened to the ceiling and hung down in the corners of the apartment.
But the scullery you would not care to see; it is greasy, dirty, and odoriferous, while the stairs are in rags, and the walls so covered with filth that the hand sticks fast wherever it touches them.
He stretched forth his hand, and touched stone; he rose to his seat, and found himself lying on his bournous in a bed of dry heather, very soft and odoriferous. The vision had fled; and as if the statues had been but shadows from the tomb, they had vanished at his waking.
Oswald, broach the oldest wine-cask; place the best mead, the mightiest ale, the richest morat, the most sparkling cider, the most odoriferous pigments, upon the board; fill the largest horns* Templars and Abbots
Stephen Guest, whose diamond ring, attar of roses, and air of nonchalant leisure, at twelve o'clock in the day, are the graceful and odoriferous result of the largest oil-mill and the most extensive wharf in St.
The chimney of the new house, in short, belching forth its kitchen smoke, impregnated the whole air with the scent of meats, fowls, and fishes, spicily concocted with odoriferous herbs, and onions in abundance.
And higher then that Wall a circling row Of goodliest Trees loaden with fairest Fruit, Blossoms and Fruits at once of golden hue Appeerd, with gay enameld colours mixt: On which the Sun more glad impress'd his beams Then in fair Evening Cloud, or humid Bow, When God hath showrd the earth; so lovely seemd That Lantskip: And of pure now purer aire Meets his approach, and to the heart inspires Vernal delight and joy, able to drive All sadness but despair: now gentle gales Fanning thir odoriferous wings dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmie spoiles.
Leaving it to pursue its journey at the pleasure of the conductor aforementioned, who lounged gracefully on his little shelf behind, smoking an odoriferous cigar; and leaving it to stop, or go on, or gallop, or crawl, as that gentleman deemed expedient and advisable; this narrative may embrace the opportunity of ascertaining the condition of Sir Mulberry Hawk, and to what extent he had, by this time, recovered from the injuries consequent on being flung violently from his cabriolet, under the circumstances already detailed.
Thou blessed Mercurie, Prepare a banquet fit to please the Gods; Let Sphaere-like Musicke breathe delicious tones Into our mortal eares; perfume the house With odoriferous sents, sweeter then Myrrhe, Or all the Spices in Panchaia: His sight and touching wee will recreate, That his fiue Senses shall be fiue-fold happy.
Because, my own desire being to emulate Roland's endurance, I seized with avidity upon all the unpleasant tasks...and took a masochistic delight in emptying bed-pans, washing greasy cups and spoons, and disposing of odoriferous dressings in the sink room.