In case you need a word for a really meaty burp — and what nine-year-old doesn’t? — 18th-century lexicographer Samuel Johnson has you covered. In his 1755 dictionary, he defines nidorosity as “eructation with the taste of undigested roast-meat.” Deriving from Latin nidor, meaning “a rich, strong smell from cooked food,” the word nidorosity is rarely used today. Eructation is a synonym for “burp” and is related to the word “erupt.” This is part of a complete episode.
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