odorous

[ oh-der-uh s ]
/ ˈoʊ dər əs /

adjective

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Origin of odorous

First recorded in 1540–50, odorous is from the Latin word odōrus fragrant. See odor, -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM odorous

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH odorous

malodorous odious odoriferous odorous smelly stinkyodious odorous
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British Dictionary definitions for odorous

odorous
/ (ˈəʊdərəs) /

adjective

having or emitting a characteristic smell or odour

Derived forms of odorous

odorously, adverbodorousness, noun
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