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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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      Cruise lines gave ocean liners redolent names to conjure the glamour of long-distance travel. Same thing with jetliners. It’s no coincidence that Pan American World Airways borrowed cruise-ship monikers like “Queen of the Pacific,” “Crest of the Wave,” and “Belle of the Seas” for the hulking Boeing 747s that opened up intercontinental travel more tha Read more on this news related to 'Redolent'
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      A ceremony more redolent of classic Britishness than the naming of the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth at Rosyth is hard to imagine. The Queen was flanked by the needle-sharp, best-dress uniforms of admirals, commodores and captains of the Royal Navy. Read more on this news related to 'Redolent'

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