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Friday, November 07, 2008

Definitions for olfactory

  1. of smell; having to do with smelling

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Citations for olfactory
What stirred this olfactory reminiscence was the confession of a Philadelphia newsman that the situation in his home town was "stinking." , Time
Mr. Lichter's visitor inhaled the rich sour aroma of the establishement and remarked upon its olfactory munificence. Richard F. Shepard, New York Times
Origin of olfactory
by 1658, from Latin olfactorius, from olfactus, pp. of olfacere "to get the smell of, sniff," from olere "give off a smell of" + Latin facere "make"