adjective odor·ous \ˈō-də-rəs\

: having a strong smell

Full Definition of ODOROUS

:  having an odor: as
a :  fragrant
b :  malodorous
odor·ous·ly adverb
odor·ous·ness noun

Examples of ODOROUS

  1. Odorous cheeses need to be tightly wrapped.

First Known Use of ODOROUS

15th century

Synonym Discussion of ODOROUS

odorous, fragrant, redolent, aromatic mean emitting and diffusing scent. odorous applies to whatever has a strong distinctive smell whether pleasant or unpleasant <odorous cheeses should be tightly wrapped>. fragrant applies to things (as flowers or spices) with sweet or agreeable odors <a fragrant rose>. redolent applies usually to a place or thing impregnated with odors <the kitchen was redolent of garlic and tomatoes>. aromatic applies to things emitting pungent often fresh odors <an aromatic blend of tobaccos>.
Medical Dictionary


adjective odor·ous \ˈōd-ə-rəs\

Medical Definition of ODOROUS

:  having an odor: as a :  having a sweet or pleasant odor b :  having a bad odor


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