Odorous 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. [1913 Webster]

Such fragrant flowers do give most odorous smell. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] -- {O"dor*ous*ly}, adv. -- {O"dor*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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