The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for Odorous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster] -- O"dor*ous*ly, adv. -- O"dor*ous*ness,
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having odor or a characteristic odor; "odorous jasmine
             flowers"; "odorous garbage"; "fresh odorous bread" [ant:
             inodorous, odorless, odourless]
      2: emitting an odor; "odorous salt pork and weevily hardtack"
         [syn: odoriferous, odorous]
      3: having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous spices"; "the
         odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June";
         "scented flowers" [syn: odoriferous, odorous, perfumed,
         scented, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  77 Moby Thesaurus words for "odorous":
     ambrosial, aromatic, bad, bad-smelling, balmy, effluvious,
     essenced, fecal, fetid, flowery, foul, fragrant, frowsty, frowy,
     frowzy, fruity, fulsome, funky, fusty, gamy, graveolent, heady,
     high, ill-smelling, incense-breathing, malodorous, mephitic,
     miasmal, miasmic, mildewed, mildewy, moldy, musky, musty, nidorous,
     noisome, noxious, odorant, odorate, odored, odoriferous, offensive,
     olfactive, olfactory, olid, perfumed, perfumy, pungent, putrid,
     rancid, rank, reasty, reasy, redolent, reechy, reeking, reeky,
     repulsive, rotten, savory, scented, scentless, smellful, smelling,
     smellsome, smelly, spicy, stenchy, stinking, strong, stuffy,
     sulfurous, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling, thuriferous,

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229