Honey-smelling

  • 07.025 and wide stretches of short white sweet honey-smelling clover.

English is short on olfactory words; I’m pleased that Bilbo’s native tongue (in which he was writing this memoir) has such an adjective.

Update 2017.09.14:  this is a perfectly good English word, says the OED!

“honey, n. and adj.” OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2017, http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/88159. Accessed 14 September 2017.

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