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
Abattoir also features dishes redolent with head cheese, innards, feet and
  tongue.
Expressions so redolent of the laboratory are as well left alone unless the
  metaphor they suggest is really valuable.
His office is redolent with vanilla, owing to his adjacent warehouse, filled
  with bundles awaiting export.
It is too redolent of voodoo economics to be financially credible and too
  confusing to impress the voters.
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