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scent gland

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noun
  1. any of various specialized skin glands, occurring in many kinds of animals, that emit an odor commonly functioning as a social or sexual signal or a defensive weapon.
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Origin of scent gland

First recorded in 1675–85
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Historical Examples

  • Scent′-or′gan, a scent-gland; Scent′-vase, a vessel with a pierced cover designed to contain perfumes.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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