c.1500, odeferus, "fragrant," shortened variant of odoriferous. Related: Odiferously; odiferousness.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Related Words for odiferousputrid, funky, fetid, foul, rank, reeking, malodorous, mephitic, noisome, offensive, rancid, odiferous
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The Cenci is “a vulgar vocabulary of rottenness and reptilism” in an “odiferous, colorific and daisy-enamoured style.”Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats