The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

2 definitions found
 for odoriferous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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`dor*if"er*ous*ly, adv.
     --{O`dor*if"er*ous*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: morally offensive; "odoriferous legislation"
      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]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229