nidorous

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From nidor (the unpleasant smell of some cooked animal substances) + -ous, or from Medieval Latin nidorosus.

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nidorous (comparative more nidorous, superlative most nidorous)

  1. (literary) Emitting a strong, unpleasant odor, especially one like that of cooking fat or similar greasy substances.
    • 2002, Jamie O'Neill, chapter 10, At Swim, Two Boys, ISBN 0743241878, page 240:
      That old man's niderous whispered breath had entered into MacMurrough's heart an insufflation of—of what, exactly?

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