odour

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From Anglo-Norman and Old French odur, odor, odour, from Latin odor.

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odour (plural odours)

  1. Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive; scent; perfume.
  2. (now rare) Something which produces a scent; incense, a perfume.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Luke XXIV:
      On the morow after the saboth, erly in the mornynge, they cam vnto the toumbe and brought the odoures whych they had prepared, and other wemen wyth them.

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