American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a distinctive odor: odorous jasmine flowers; odorous garbage.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having or emitting an odor; sweet of scent; fragrant: as, odorous substances.
- Synonyms Balmy, aromatic, perfumed, sweet-scented, odoriferous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having or emitting an odor or scent, esp. a sweet odor; fragrant; sweet-smelling.
- adj. having a natural fragrance
- adj. emitting an odor
- adj. having odor or a characteristic odor
- odor + -ous (Wiktionary)
“They're called odorous because they have a coconut - or rum-like smell when crushed.”
“Although the project could be described as odorous, Gothenburg will probably take money to help pay for it.”
“The floor of the cage was slippery with a kind of odorous slime.”
“Recovering himself, and seeing an "odorous" name in the future, he attempted apology and reparation for the insult, and complete reconciliation.”
“Comparisons are "odorous," we know, as the learned Dogberry hath said; but the writer means nothing unkind by these remarks.”
“They are dubbed 'odorous' and 'coconut' due to the coconut - or rum-like smell they release when crushed.”
“County Legislator Wally Huckno, D-Jamestown, called Mueller's proposal '' odorous '' and”
“The apartment was the upstairs of a shabby... all right, rundown house located across the street from an extremely odorous dairy.”
““Just a moment,” said Mr Howle, burping perfume of odorous vodka.”
“It has been reported that drywall imported between 2004-2006 from certain areas in China, can release sulfur-like odorous components.”
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