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odorous adj
1 having odor or a characteristic odor; "odorous jasmine flowers"; "odorous garbage"; "fresh odorous bread" [ant: odorless]
2 emitting an odor; "odoriferous blossoms"; "odorous salt pork and weevily hardtack" [syn: odoriferous]
3 having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers" [syn: odoriferous, perfumed, scented, sweet, sweet-scented, sweet-smelling]

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  1. Having a distinctive odor.
    The table was piled with odorous lilies.


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