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匂 means 'fragrant'

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Strokes : 4    Frequency: 1289   JLPT: N1    Ring: 6    Set: 8    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 13 words   Used in 16 words   Used in 30 names   Component in 7 kanji (5 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
Kun
   にお fragrant   におわす to give out an odor
Kun    にお   におわせる
Name    おり   こう   さぎ
⿹   wrap   spoon  
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匂 is not used in the most common form of any of the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese.
Across all words in Japanese, 匂 is used 15 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
にお : 12 words FIND ALL
'u' godan verb, intransitive verb
1. to be fragrant; to smell (good)  (usu. 匂う)
2. to stink; to smell (bad)  (usu. 臭う)
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にお (read as におい) : 3 words FIND ALL
noun
1. odour; odor; scent; smell; stench  (臭い usu. has a negative connotation)
2. aura; whiff; smacks of ...; sense; flavour; flavor
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Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2089  Key to Kanji:

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にお fragrant   におわす to give out an odor   
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wrap
さじ spoon   
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