2. The quality of any thing or substance, or emanation therefrom, which affects the olfactory organs; odour; scent; fragrance; perfume; as, the smell of mint. "Breathing the smell of field and grove." (Milton) "That which, above all others, yields the sweetest smell in the air, is the violent." (Bacon)
Origin: OE. Smel, smil, smul, smeol. See Smell.
(01 Mar 1998)
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