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Friday, November 07, 2008

Definitions for olfactory

  1. of smell; having to do with smelling

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Citations for olfactory
What stirred this olfactory reminiscence was the confession of a Philadelphia newsman that the situation in his home town was "stinking." , Time
Mr. Lichter's visitor inhaled the rich sour aroma of the establishement and remarked upon its olfactory munificence. Richard F. Shepard, New York Times
Origin of olfactory
1650-1660
by 1658, from Latin olfactorius, from olfactus, pp. of olfacere "to get the smell of, sniff," from olere "give off a smell of" + Latin facere "make"