Definition of odoriferous in English:


Syllabification: o·dor·if·er·ous
Pronunciation: /ˌōdəˈrifərəs


  • Having or giving off a smell, especially an unpleasant or distinctive one: spicily concocted with odoriferous herbs an odoriferous pile of fish remains
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    • And he was turned out into the street like an odoriferous dog.
    • Fill your empty backpack with a freshly baked baguette, a fine, odoriferous fromage, a bottle of red, some fruit and you're good to go.
    • To shower I have to step through the odoriferous scum floating in the water.



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  • There's something odiferously cheesy about tribute bands.
  • An odiferously active molecule wafts into the nose and into the proximity of the nasal epithelium.


late Middle English: from Latin odorifer 'odor-bearing' + -ous.

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