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Sunday, July 01 2001

The dict-ified word of the day is redolent

| source : web1913 | Redolent \Red"o*lent\ (-lent), a. [L. redolens, -entis, p. pr. of redolere to emit a scent, diffuse an odor; pref. red-, re-, re- + olere to emit a smell. See {Odor}.] Diffusing odor or fragrance; spreading sweet scent; scented; odorous; smelling; -- usually followed by of. ``Honey redolent of spring.'' --Dryden. -- {Red"o*lent*ly}, adv. Gales . . . redolent of joy and youth. --Gray. | source : wn | redolent adj 1: serving to bring to mind; "cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson; "a campaign redolent of machine politics" [syn: {evocative}, {redolent of(p)}, {remindful}, {reminiscent}, {reminiscent of(p)}] 2: (used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous; "the hall was redolent of floor wax"; "air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey" [syn: {redolent(p)}, {smelling(p)}] 3: having a strong distinctive fragrance; "the pine woods were more redolent"- Jean Stafford [syn: {aromatic}]

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