odiferous

adjective
odif·​er·​ous | \ ō-ˈdi-f(ə-)rəs How to pronounce odiferous (audio) \

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One of the side effects is particularly odiferous gassy emissions; the underwear was a way to make her quality of life just a little bit better. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Here are your 2018 Ig Nobel Prize winners," 13 Sep. 2018 Galium odoratum owes its sweet scent to the odiferous agent coumarin. Earl Nickel, SFChronicle.com, "Sweet Woodruff makes an excellent ground cover in shade," 8 June 2018 The stink over the smell is far from the first example of the odiferous product drawing ire as marijuana has gained a legal foothold in Oregon over the past 20 years. Aimee Green, OregonLive.com, "Pearl District pot shop says it's not smelly, asks judge for help to stay put," 6 Apr. 2018 Michael Shannon, who played the candy-popping villain with the odiferous hand injury. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Oscar nominations 2018: Surprises, shocks and snubs," 23 Jan. 2018 The story of America's interest in Midway is … odiferous. Steve Haycox, Alaska Dispatch News, "The other sesquicentennial: Midway," 20 Oct. 2017 Duval said that during peak bloom the plant can heat itself and pulse out waves of odiferous steam to expand the range of its scent. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Stinky 'corpse flower' set to bloom at botanic garden," 15 Sep. 2017 Rejoice, for your odiferous deck shoes shall never embarrass you again! Jolie Kerr, Town & Country, "Here's How to Keep Your Boat Shoes From Stinking This Summer," 19 July 2017 There are myriad things to consider in determining whether Greeley is, as community development director Brad Mueller puts it, less odiferous. Greeley Tribune, The Denver Post, "Greeley odor complaints hit record low in 2016," 5 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of odiferous

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for odiferous

by contraction

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