- yielding or diffusing an odor.
Origin of odoriferous
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odorous, fragrant, aromatic, perfumed, redolent.
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Examples from the Web for odoriferous
Of the same materials also an odoriferous unguënt was found.
Every evening a slave carefully filled this lamp with odoriferous oil.King Candaules
I hope he enjoys the odoriferous, sudoriferous resting-place.Hurricane Hurry
Evening was closing on Naples and Pausilippo—bright, serene, odoriferous.The Duchess of Trajetto
According to Poseidonius, an odoriferous salt is found in Arabia.
- having or emitting an odour, esp a fragrant one
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Word Origin and History for odoriferous
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