aroma


aro·ma

noun \ə-ˈrō-mə\

: a noticeable and usually pleasant smell

Full Definition of AROMA

1
a :  a distinctive pervasive and usually pleasant or savory smell; broadly :  odor
b :  the odor of a wine imparted by the grapes from which it is made
2
:  a distinctive quality or atmosphere :  flavor <the aroma of enjoyment — Stella D. Gibbons>

Examples of AROMA

  1. the aroma of fresh-baked bread
  2. The wine has a fruity aroma.

Origin of AROMA

Middle English aromat spice, from Anglo-French, from Latin aromat-, aroma, from Greek arōmat-, arōma
First Known Use: 1796

Related to AROMA

Synonyms
fragrance, attar (also otto), balm, bouquet, fragrancy, incense, perfume, redolence, scent, spice
Antonyms
fetor, malodor, reek, stench, stink
See Synonym Discussion at smell

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

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