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  • adj. Emitting a strong, unpleasant odor, especially one like that of cooking fat or similar greasy substances.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling the smell or taste of roast meat, or of corrupt animal matter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Steaming; reeking; resembling the odor or flavor of cooked meat.


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From nidor ("the unpleasant smell of some cooked animal substances") + -ous, or from Medieval Latin nidorosus.


  • Memo to Time's Publishers: If you wanna understand the attraction of the blogosphere, but you're too scared to wander down into the nidorous depths of the Internets, you don't even have to look at any blogs!


  • Three months into the Obama administration, the contours of a new and improved "liberal" police state reveal the same rotten, nidorous core as that of their predecessors. - Bush-Cheney Trials in '09

  • That old man’s nidorous whispered breath had entered into MacMurrough’s heart an insufflation of—of what, exactly?

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • Taste my breath - is it not fetid, foul, and nidorous? "

    The Shadow of the Torturer


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  • Smelling like burning or decaying animal matter. (From Lucifeous Logolepsy)

    June 8, 2008