Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or giving off an odor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having an odor or fragrance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bearing or yielding an odor; perfumed; usually, sweet of scent; fragrant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Giving odor or scent, usually a sweet scent; diffusing fragrance; fragrant; perfumed: as, odoriferous spices; odoriferous flowers.
  • Bearing scent or perfume: as, odoriferous gales.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a natural fragrance
  • adj. morally offensive
  • adj. emitting an odor

Etymologies

Latin, surface analysis is odor +‎ -iferous (“bearing, carrying”) (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Citation on revile.

    September 29, 2008

  • ...the highly-prized spermaceti, in its absolutely pure, limpid, and odoriferous state.

    - Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 77

    July 26, 2008