odoriferous

  • 1 Odoriferous — O dor*if er*ous, a. [L. odorifer; odor odor + ferre to bear. See {Odoe}, and 1st {Bear}.] Bearing or yielding an odor; perfumed; usually, sweet of scent; fragrant; as, odoriferous spices, particles, fumes, breezes. Milton. [1913 Webster] {O… …

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  • 2 odoriferous — (adj.) early 15c., that has a scent, with OUS (Cf. ous) + L. odorifer odoriferous, fragrant, lit. bearing odor, from odor (see ODOR (Cf. odor)) + ferre to bear, carry (see INFER (Cf. infer)). Usually in a positive sense …

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  • 3 odoriferous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having an odour. ORIGIN from Latin odorifer odour bearing …

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  • 4 odoriferous — [ō΄dər if′ər əs] adj. [ME < L odorifer: see ODOR & FEROUS] giving off an odor, now often, specif., a strong or offensive one odoriferously adv …

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  • 5 odoriferous — adjective Date: 15th century 1. yielding an odor ; odorous 2. morally offensive < odoriferous legislation > • odoriferously adverb • odoriferousness noun …

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  • 6 odoriferous — adjective Having an odor or fragrance. 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. Syn: odorous …

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  • 7 odoriferous — odoriferously, adv. odoriferousness, odoriferosity /oh deuh rif euh ros i tee/, n. /oh deuh rif euhr euhs/, adj. yielding or diffusing an odor. [1425 75; late ME < ML odoriferus smelling of (something), equiv. to odor ODOR + i I + ferus FEROUS]… …

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  • 8 odoriferous — Having a scent, perfume, or odor. SYN: odorous. [odor + L. fero, to bear] * * * odor·if·er·ous .ōd ə rif (ə )rəs adj yielding an odor: ODOROUS * * * odor·if·er·ous (o″dər ifґər əs) [odor + ferous] fragrant; emitting an odor …

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  • 9 odoriferous — o|do|rif|er|ous [ˌəudərˈıfərəs US ˌou ] adj old fashioned [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: odorifer carrying a smell ] ↑odorous …

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  • 10 odoriferous — o|dor|if|er|ous [ ,oudə rıf(ə)rəs ] adjective LITERARY with a strong smell …

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  • 11 odoriferous —   …

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  • 12 odoriferous — emitting a usually pleasant smell Bearing and Carrying …

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  • 13 odoriferous — əʊdÉ™ rɪfÉ™rÉ™s adj. pleasant smelling, aromatic …

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  • 14 odoriferous — [ˌəʊdə rɪf(ə)rəs] adjective having an odour. Derivatives odoriferously adverb Origin ME: from L. odorifer odour bearing + ous …

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  • 15 odoriferous — a.; (also odorous) Fragrant, perfumed, balmy, aromatic, sweet smelling, sweet scented, odorant …

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  • 16 odoriferous — adjective old use odorous …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 odoriferous — adj aromatic, fragrant, sweet smelling, sweet scented, scented, essenced, perfumed, balmy, redolent, odorous; spicy, savory, pungent, piquant, ambrosial …

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  • 18 odoriferous — odor·if·er·ous …

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  • 19 odoriferous — UK [ˌəʊdəˈrɪfərəs] / US [ˌoʊdəˈrɪf(ə)rəs] adjective literary with a strong smell …

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  • 20 odoriferous — o•dor•if•er•ous [[t]ˌoʊ dəˈrɪf ər əs[/t]] adj. yielding an odor, esp. one that is pungent or unpleasant; odorous • Etymology: 1425–75 o′dor•if′er•ous•ly, adv. o dor•if′er•ous•ness, n …

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