Definitions for: Odorous


[adj] having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers"
[adj] emitting an odor; "odoriferous blossoms"; "odorous salt pork and weevily hardtack"
[adj] having odor or a characteristic odor; "odorous jasmine flowers"; "odorous garbage"; "fresh odorous bread"



Webster (1913) 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.

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

Antonyms: inodorous, odorless, odourless

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