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mephitis

noun

1 mephitis

A poisonous or foul smelling gas emitted from the earth.

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2 mephitis

A distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant.

synonyms: fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, reek, stench, stink.

Dutch: damp, stank
Polish: brzydki zapach, fetor, odór, smród, swąd, zaduch

3 Mephitis

In some classifications: type genus of the subfamily Mephitinae.

synonym: genus Mephitis.


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