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odorous

[ oh-der-uhs ]
/ ˈoʊ dər əs /
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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

1. malodorous, odoriferous, odorous 2. odious, 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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