noun plural -mata (-mətə)
Word Origin for empyreuma
Examples from the Web for empyreuma
Its colour is yellow, and it smells and tastes a little of the empyreuma, occasioned by torrefying the Yelks.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.|Pierre Joseph Macquer
Empyreuma, the smell arising from organic matter when subjected to the action of fire, but not enough to carbonize it entirely.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
Empyreuma, em-pir-ū′ma, n. the burned smell and acrid taste which result when vegetable or animal substances are burned:—pl.