from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or giving off an odor.
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- 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
Lebanon -- abounding in odoriferous trees (Ho 14: 5-7).
Given that Montaigne wrote in odoriferous times, the late 1500s, one would think he’d have more to say than if you smell sweetly you probably stink because you had to perfume yourself to cover up an odor.
Chester Sloane, spelling "odoriferous" with two f's, was made to feel that he could never live down the disgrace of it, either in this world or that which is to come.
The second of July we found shoal water, where we smelt so sweet and so strong a smell, as if we had been in the midst of some delicate garden, abounding with all kind of odoriferous flowers; by which we were assured that the land could not be far distant.
The sensation of smell, it should be borne in mind, is produced by a kind of odoriferous vapor, very fine and invisible, that flies off from nearly all bodies.
This, constructed of trunks of trees, branches and osiers, was placed about twenty paces from the water, completely concealed by the bushes that encircled it; the inside was fitted up in rustic taste with seats of wood, the whole carpeted with turf, and the entrance planted with every kind of odoriferous flower.
"odoriferous" with two f's, was made to feel that he could never live down the disgrace of it, either in this world or that which is to come.
But if there was any salt it was hiding in the odoriferous gray and fly-speckled sludge, into which my shoes were now sinking.
The smell comes from odoriferous oils enclosed in microcapsules.
And another odoriferous load of parrot poo dumped on the thread.