Definition of nidor in English:

nidor

noun

  • The smell given off by animal substances, especially of a fatty or greasy nature, when cooked or burnt.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Martin Fotherby (c1560–1620), bishop of Salisbury. From classical Latin nīdor a rich strong smell (from food or things burnt), fumes, cognate with ancient Greek κνῖσα, and Icelandic hniss.

Pronunciation

nidor

/ˈnʌɪdɔː//ˈnʌɪːdə/