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Redolent Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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]
Redolent Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
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