redolent

[red-l-uhnt]
adjective
1.
having a pleasant odor; fragrant.
2.
odorous or smelling (usually followed by of ): redolent of garlic.
3.
suggestive; reminiscent (usually followed by of ): verse redolent of Shakespeare.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin redolent- (stem of redolēns), present participle of redolēre to emit odor, equivalent to red- red- + ol(ēre) to smell (akin to odor) + -ent- -ent

redolence, redolency, noun
redolently, adverb


1. odorous, aromatic, odoriferous.
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redolent (ˈrɛdəʊlənt)
 
adj
1.  having a pleasant smell; fragrant
2.  (postpositive; foll by of or with) having the odour or smell (of); scented (with): a room redolent of country flowers
3.  (postpositive; foll by of or with) reminiscent or suggestive (of): a picture redolent of the 18th century
 
[C14: from Latin redolens smelling (of), from redolēre to give off an odour, from red-re + olēre to smell]
 
'redolence
 
n
 
'redolency
 
n
 
'redolently
 
adv

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redolent
c.1400, from O.Fr. redolent "emitting an odor," from L. redolentem, prp. of redolere "emit a scent," from re-, intensive prefix + olere "give off a smell" (see odor).
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Example sentences
It has the leaden consistency and gaseous redolence of a diet thick with potatoes.
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