Crossword clues for odour
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Odor \O"dor\ ([=o]"d[~e]r), n. [OE. odor, odour, OF. odor, odour, F. odeur, fr. L. odor; akin to olere to smell, Gr. 'o`zein, Lith. [*u]sti. Cf. Olfactory, Osmium, Ozone, Redolent.] [Written also odour.] Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive; scent; perfume.
Meseemed I smelt a garden of sweet flowers,
That dainty odors from them threw around.
To be in bad odor, to be out of favor, or in bad repute.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
chiefly British English spelling of odor (q.v.); for spelling, see -or.
n. 1 Any smell, whether fragrant or offensive; scent; perfume. 2 (context now rare English) Something which produces a scent; incense, a perfume.
n. the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses" [syn: smell, odor, olfactory sensation, olfactory perception]
Usage examples of "odour".
The root when incised secretes from its wounded bark a yellow juice of a narcotic odour and acrid taste.
Incidentally, as a quaint but effective remedy for carious toothache, may be mentioned the common lady bird insect, Coccinella, which when captured secretes from its legs a yellow acrid fluid having a disagreeable odour.
The shrub is a native of southern Europe, being a small evergreen plant, the twigs of which are densely covered with little leaves in four rows, having a strong, peculiar, unpleasant odour of turpentine, with a bitter, acrid, resinous taste.
Xylomelum pyriforme or native pear trees with their wooden fruit and unpleasant odour, and the Goodenia ovata with its dark serrated leaves and yellow flowers and the Pittosporum and Sassafras were all clasped together and held close by native jasmine, and up through it all the cabbage and bangalow palms and the Eucalyptus microcorys or tallow wood and the Swamp Mahogany or robusta of the eucalyptus genus stood into the humid air.
Despite the odour of putrefaction, Bas was pacing along the curving length of the dead reptile.
And when he had passed out of the province of Tetuan into the bashalic of El Kasar, the bareheaded country-people of the valley of the Koos hastened before him to the Kaid of that grey town of bricks and storks and palm-trees and evil odours, and the Kaid, with another notion of his errand, came to the tumble-down bridge to meet him on his approach in the early morning.
With a grunt, he went through to the grog-shop, whence were borne odours of sausage, ale, wine, tar and sweat on gusts of argument, laughter, bawdry and alleged song.
The richness of our linguistic recall may be biologically no more mysterious than the capacity of a homing pigeon to navigate precisely over hundreds of kilometres or a dog to distinguish and remember thousands of different odours at almost infinitesimally low concentration.
The fresh tops have a balsamic odour, and a carminative, bitterish taste.
It has no odour, but gives a bitterish taste which lasts in the mouth.
Its leaves and tops have a strong aromatic odour, and a penetrating warms bitterish taste which is rather nauseous.
The fresh plant and the dark yellow flowers have an odour like that of the Water-cress, and its bruised leaves emit a pungent smell.
But when bruised they develop a very active, pungent, and highly stimulative principle with a powerful penetrating odour which makes the eyes water.
The fresh herb has a strong pungent odour when bruised, and a warm bitter taste.
The lesser Calamint is a variety of the herb possessing almost superior virtues, with a stronger odour resembling that of Pennyroyal.