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odiferous

Definition:

having a natural fragrance

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more odiferous

Superlative:

most odiferous

Similar to:

fragrant

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

shortened variant of "odoriferous".
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

odoriferous | odiferous | odoriferously [adverb, derived]

having or emitting an odour, especially a fragrant one (9 of 273 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/odoriferous

Oxford Dictionary:

odoriferous | odiferous | odoriferously [derived]

having or giving off a smell, especially an unpleasant one (10 of 42 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/odoriferous

Merriam-Webster:

odoriferous | odiferous [odoriferous] | odorous [synonym, sense-specific] | odoriferously [adverb, related] | odoriferousness [noun, related]

yielding an odor; "odorous" | morally offensive (6 of 32 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/odoriferous

Wiktionary:

odoriferous | odouriferous | odorous [synonym] | odiferous | smelly

Having an odor or fragrance. (5 of 12 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/odoriferous

Random House Dictionary:

sweet-scented

having a pleasant and sweet smell; fragrant. (7 of 12 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sweet-scented

Wikipedia:

Perfume | parfum

a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds, fixatives and solvents used to give the human body, animals, food, objects, and living spaces "a pleasant scent." Perfumes have been known to exist in some of the earliest human civilizations, ... (40 of 8190 words, pronunciation, 14 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Perfume

New World Dictionary:

perfume | perfumed [past tense] | perfuming [present participle]

to fill with a fragrant or pleasing odor; scent | to put perfume on; dab, spray, etc. with perfume | a pleasing smell or odor; sweet scent, as of ... (27 of 89 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/perfume

American Heritage Dictionary:

perfume | perfumed [past tense] | perfuming [present participle] | perfumes [3rd-person singular present]

A substance that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor, especially a volatile liquid distilled from flowers or prepared synthetically. | A pleasing, ... (21 of 80 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/perfume

Macmillan British Dictionary:

perfumed

pleasant to smell because perfume has been added or used ; [literary] pleasant to smell because of natural qualities (19 of 43 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/perfumed

Cambridge Dictionary:

perfumed

having a pleasant perfume (4 of 11 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/perfumed

Encarta Dictionary:

sweet-smelling

having a pleasant smell (4 of 9 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561563597​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

odiferous

First use: 15th century

Origin: shortened variant of "odoriferous".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=odiferous

odoriferous

First use: early 15th century

Origin: "that has a scent", from Latin odorifer "odoriferous, fragrant", literally "bearing odor", from odor + ferre "to bear, carry". ... (22 of 26 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=odoriferous

odorous

First use: 1540s

Origin: Latin odor + "-ous".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=odorous

odor

First use: about 1300

Origin: Anglo-French odour, from Old French odor (French odeur), from Latin odorem (nominative odor) "smell, scent", from ... (18 of 105 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=odor

-ous

Origin: suffix forming adjectives from nouns, meaning "having, full of, having to do with, doing, inclined to", from Old French -ous, -eux, from Latin -osus.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=-ous

Merriam-Webster:

odiferous

First use: 15th century

Origin: by contraction

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/odiferous

Wiktionary:

odiferous

Origin: Shortened from odoriferous

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/odiferous

odoriferous | odouriferous

Origin: Latin, surface analysis is odor + -iferous ("bearing, carrying")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/odoriferous

odorous | odourous

Origin: odor + -ous

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/odorous

odor | odors [plural]

Origin: Middle English odour, from Anglo-Norman odour, from Old French odor, from Latin odor.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/odor

-ous

Origin: Old French -ous and -eux, from Latin -ōsus ("full, full of").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ous

New World Dictionary:

odoriferous

Origin: Middle English from Latin odorifer: see "odor" and "-ferous"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/odoriferous

Oxford Dictionary:

odoriferous

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin odorifer "odour-bearing" + "-ous"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/odoriferous

odorous

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin odorus "fragrant" (from odor "odour") + "-ous"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/odorous

Audio references

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

odiferous

Audio: North American pronunciation of "odiferous"

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odoriferous

Audio: North American pronunciation of "odoriferous"

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odorous

Audio: North American pronunciation of "odorous"

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Collins Dictionary:

odoriferous

Audio: British English pronunciation of "odoriferous"

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odorous

Audio: British English pronunciation of "odorous"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

odoriferous [literary]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "odoriferous"

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odorous [literary]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "odorous"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

odoriferous [literary]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "odoriferous"

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odorous [literary]

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the Free Dictionary:

odoriferous

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "odoriferous"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "odoriferous"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "odoriferous" by speech synthesizer

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odorous

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "odorous"

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Google Dictionary:

odoriferous

Audio: English pronunciation of "odoriferous"

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odorous

Audio: English pronunciation of "odorous"

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YourDictionary Audio:

odoriferous

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "odoriferous" by speech synthesizer

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odorous

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "odorous" by speech synthesizer

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