Definition of Odoriferous

1. Adjective. Morally offensive. "Odoriferous legislation"




2. Adjective. Emitting an odor. "Odorous salt pork and weevily hardtack"

3. Adjective. Having a natural fragrance. "Scented flowers"
Exact synonyms: Odorous, Perfumed, Scented, Sweet, Sweet-scented, Sweet-smelling
Similar to: Fragrant
Derivative terms: Sweetness

Definition of Odoriferous

1. a. Bearing or yielding an odor; perfumed; usually, sweet of scent; fragrant; as, odoriferous spices, particles, fumes, breezes.

Definition of Odoriferous

1. Adjective. Having an odor or fragrance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Odoriferous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Odoriferous

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odor
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odorful
odoriferous (current term)
odoriferously
odoriferousness
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odorizers
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odorizing

Literary usage of Odoriferous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts by William Nicholson (1802)
"... Force of odoriferous Emanations, and of Cit. Venturi^ of Modena f, ... camphor or particles imbued with an odoriferous liquor, be placed upon a plate, ..."

2. The Chemistry of Wine by Gerrit Jan Mulder, Bence Jones (1857)
"odoriferous CONSTITUENTS OF WINE. A FEW years ago it seemed as if the cause of the multiplicity of agreeable odours diffused by wine ..."

3. The Chemistry of Common Life by James Finlay Weir Johnston, Arthur Herbert Church (1891)
"odoriferous substances of animal origin.—Musk ; the musk-deer; lasting smell of musk.—Civet. — Effect of dilution upon odoriferous substances. ..."

4. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1891)
"A LIST OF THE odoriferous GRASSES OF INDIA, WITH A DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES OF ... IN my paper on tho odoriferous Grasses of India and Ceylon, ..."

5. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"A resinous and odoriferous jum. 1. A plant. I yielded a pleasant odour like the best myrrh, as galbanum, ..."

6. An American Text-book of Physiology by William Henry Howell (1900)
"The amount of odoriferous matter that may thus be recognized is extraordinarily small ; thus, it is said that in one liter of air the odor of 0.000,005 gram ..."

7. A Biblical and Theological Dictionary: Explanatory of the History, Manners by Richard Watson, Nathan Bangs (1832)
"... and odoriferous shrubberies,—combine to form in Scripture language, "the glory of ... though the fragrance of this fuel, with all its odoriferous gums, ..."

8. Gardeners' Magazine of Botany, Horticulture, Floriculture, and Natural Science by Thomas Moore, William P Ayres (1850)
"Dr. Harris lias moreover objected that " the Indian Lign-Aloes is so odoriferous and so agreeable, that it stands in no need of any composition to increase ..."

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