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Noun: odor  ow-dur
Usage: US (elsewhere: odour)
  1. Any property detected by the olfactory system
    - olfactory property, smell, aroma, odour [Brit, Cdn], scent
  2. The sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    "she loved the odor of roses";
    - smell, odour [Brit, Cdn], olfactory sensation, olfactory perception

Derived forms: odors

See also: inodorous, odorless [US], odorous, odourless [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: aesthesis, esthesis [US], property, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression

Encyclopedia: Odor