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redolent - vocabulary

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adjective

Smelling sweet and agreeable; also, suggestive or reminiscent.

Note: The word redolent is often followed by the preposition of.

They are very proper forest houses, the stems of the trees collected together and piled up around a man to keep out wind and rain,—made of living green logs, hanging with moss and lichen, and with the curls and fringes of the yellow birch bark, and dripping with resin, fresh and moist, and redolent of swampy odors, with that sort of vigor and perennialness even about them that toadstools suggest.

—Henry David Thoreau The Maine Woods (1864)

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