Origin of odor
Examples from the Web for odorless
And honestly, sitting downwind of the dogs, I'd realized my theory of the odorless wintertime Arctic didn't always hold.Visiting the Arctic Circle…Before It’s Irreversibly Changed|Terry Greene Sterling|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First, they apply a small spot of odorless dye on the animal.
The men doing the sniffing were not told what was in the vial, and reported that the liquid was odorless.
The sunlight had lost its glory, the flowers had become pale and odorless, the songs of the birds dull and dispiriting.The Redemption of David Corson|Charles Frederic Goss
Your third estate is insipid, colorless, odorless, and shapeless.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
The gas is extremely poisonous, and all the more dangerous because it is odorless, colorless and tasteless.Gas-Engines and Producer-Gas Plants|R. E. Mathot
Inside was a peculiar liquid which had a bluish tinge, but was odorless.The Social Gangster|Arthur B. Reeve
To-day the safety match, certain and odorless, is sold at one-tenth of this price.Inventors|Philip Gengembre Hubert
British Dictionary definitions for odorless
Word Origin and History for odorless
c.1300, from Anglo-French odour, from Old French odor "smell, perfume, fragrance" (12c., Modern French odeur) and directly from Latin odor "a smell, a scent" (pleasant or disagreeable), from PIE *od- "to smell" (cf. Latin olere "emit a smell, to smell of," with Sabine -l- for -d-; Greek ozein "to smell;" Armenian hotim "I smell;" Lithuanian uodziu "to smell").
Good or bad odor, in reference to repute, estimation, is from 1835. Odor of sanctity (1756) is from French odeur de sainteté (17c.) "sweet or balsamic scent said to be exhaled by the bodies of eminent saints at death or upon disinterment."