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odoriferous

(adjective) Having a natural fragrance.

Synonyms: sweet-smelling, perfumed, scented, odorous, sweet

Usage: There were large bottles filled with serpents, ticketed according to their species; dried lizards shone like emeralds set in great squares of black wood, and bunches of wild odoriferous herbs.
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odoriferous
Definition: (adjective) Having a natural fragrance.
Synonyms: sweet-smelling, perfumed, scented, odorous, sweet
Usage: There were large bottles filled with serpents, ticketed according to their species; dried lizards shone like emeralds set in great squares of black wood, and bunches of wild odoriferous herbs.
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The definition from Google matches my memory of the true meaning of the word:

"Having or giving off a smell, especially an unpleasant or distinctive one.
"spicily concocted with odoriferous herbs"


I know that if we described a patient as being odoriferous we did not mean it in a positive way!
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odoriferous

Definition: (adjective) Having a natural fragrance.
Synonyms: sweet-smelling, perfumed, scented, odorous, sweet
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Related to odoriferous: foetid, saga, Odoriferous Substances
o·dor·if·er·ous (ō′də-rĭf′ər-əs)
adj.
Having or giving off an odor, especially a strong or unpleasant one: an odoriferous bag of garbage.
o′dor·if′er·ous·ly adv.
o′dor·if′er·ous·ness n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
odoriferous (ˌəʊdəˈrɪfərəs) or odiferous
adj
having or emitting an odour, esp a fragrant one
ˌodorˈiferously adv
ˌodorˈiferousness n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
o•dor•if•er•ous (ˌoʊ dəˈrɪf ər əs)

adj.
yielding an odor, esp. one that is pungent or unpleasant; odorous.
[1425–75]
o′dor•if′er•ous•ly, adv.
o`dor•if′er•ous•ness, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Adj. 1. odoriferous - morally offensive; "odoriferous legislation"
unsavory, unsavoury, offensive - morally offensive; "an unsavory reputation"; "an unsavory scandal"
2. odoriferous - emitting an odor; "odorous salt pork and weevily hardtack"
odorous
ill-smelling, malodorous, malodourous, stinky, unpleasant-smelling - having an unpleasant smell
3. odoriferous - having a natural fragranceodoriferous - having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers"
sweet-scented, sweet-smelling, perfumed, scented, odorous, sweet
fragrant - pleasant-smelling
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Jyrkkä Jätkä
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Another example of oddities in English. How can a single word mean both bad smell and sweet fragrant ;-)



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V W House
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Odiferous: shorter to write, easier to say.
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Something that's odoriferous carries a smell. When you hear someone use the word odoriferous, just hope they're not referring to your breath or armpits.

Odoriferous is made up of the word odor, meaning smell and the Latin ferre meaning "to carry." Something that's odoriferous certainly carries a smell whether it's onions or roses or a pile of dog poop. Odoriferous has a less well-known second meaning; something that does not take your morals into consideration can also be odoriferous, or morally offensive. Many people consider animal testing odoriferous because of the harm it does to animals. The might call it odoriferous, or they might say it just plain stinks.


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