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graveolent

/ (ˈɡrævɪələnt) /
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adjective
(of plants) having a strong fetid smell
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Word Origin for graveolent

C17: from Latin gravis heavy + olēre to smell
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How to use graveolent in a sentence

  • The stratum of the earth is black and pitchy, and the springs beneath it are of a dark and graveolent water.

    The Pilgrims Of The Rhine|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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