odoriferous

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From Latin, surface analysis is odor +‎ -iferous (bearing, carrying).

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odoriferous (comparative more odoriferous, superlative most odoriferous)

  1. Having an odor or fragrance.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, I.3.1.III:
      Lewis the eleventh had a conceit everything did stinke about him, all the odoriferous perfumes they could get, would not ease him, but still hee smelled a filthy stinke.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 77,
      The tun of the whale contains by far the most precious of all his oily vintages; namely, the highly-prized spermaceti, in its absolutely pure, limpid, and odoriferous state.

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