mephitis

noun
me·phi·tis | \mə-ˈfī-təs \

Definition of mephitis 

: a noxious, pestilential, or foul exhalation from the earth also : stench

First Known Use of mephitis

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mephitis

Latin

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