odoriferous

[ oh-duh-rif-er-uhs ]
/ ˌoʊ dəˈrɪf ər əs /

adjective

yielding or diffusing an odor.

Origin of odoriferous

1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin odōriferus smelling of (something), equivalent to odōr- odor + -i- -i- + -ferus -ferous

OTHER WORDS FROM odoriferous

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH odoriferous

malodorous odious odoriferous odorous smelly stinky
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British Dictionary definitions for odoriferous

odoriferous
/ (ˌəʊdəˈrɪfərəs) /

adjective

having or emitting an odour, esp a fragrant one

Derived forms of odoriferous

odoriferously, adverbodoriferousness, noun
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