from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or having the taste or smell of slightly burned animal or vegetable substances.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to empyreuma.
  • adjective oils obtained by distilling various organic substances at high temperatures.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete, chemistry Characteristic of empyreuma


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  • Fancy word to describe the aroma of grilled meats and vegetables?

    November 25, 2010

  • It's used in the Century Dictionary definition for amber.

    January 24, 2011