1. Having or emitting an odor or fragrance; aromatic: "Passionately clean, she was always redolent of the germicidal soap she used so vigorously" (Dorothy Parker).
2. Suggestive; reminiscent: a campaign redolent of machine politics.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin redolēns, redolent-, present participle of redolēre, to smell : re-, red-, re- + olēre, to smell.]
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