Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or giving off an odor.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

  • adjective Having an odor or fragrance.

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

  • adjective having a natural fragrance
  • adjective morally offensive
  • adjective emitting an odor

Etymologies

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

Examples

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

    - Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 77

    July 26, 2008

  • Citation on revile.

    September 29, 2008