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Topic: ODOURS

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin, present participle of redolere 'to send out a smell', from olere 'to smell'

redolent

adjective
     
red‧o‧lent
1 formal making you think of something [= reminiscent]
redolent of
a style redolent of the sixties
2CO literary smelling strongly of something
redolent of/with
The bar was redolent with the smell of stale cigarette smoke.
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