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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Odor \O"dor\ ([=o]"d[~e]r), noun [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. --Spenser.

{To be in bad odor}, to be out of favor, or in bad repute.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

odour

noun

1: 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}, {odour}, {olfactory sensation}, {olfactory perception}]

2: any property detected by the olfactory system [syn: {olfactory property}, {smell}, {aroma}, {odor}, {odour}, {scent}]


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