* nidor (NY-dor or NY-duhr)
Plural – nidors
Meaning – Smell of burning meat or cooking
Etymology – Rod Evans in The Gilded Tongue traces the origins of nidor to the Greek knisa, knisÄ“ (smell of burnt sacrifice)
Although we are no strangers to meat dishes and love our Biryani, we find the nidor inside a Pakistani restaurant nauseating.