Definition for SMELL


  1. The sense or faculty by which certain qualities of bodies are perceived through the instrumentality of the olfactory nerves; or the faculty of perceiving by the organs of the nose; one of the five senses. In some species of beasts, the smell is remarkably acute, particularly in the canine species.
  2. Scent; odor; the quality of bodies which affects the olfactory organs; as, the smell of mint; the smell of geranium. The sweetest smell in the air is that of the white double violet. – Bacon.

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