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fragrant

adjective fra·grant \ˈfrā-grənt\

: having a pleasant and usually sweet smell

Full Definition of FRAGRANT

:  having a sweet or pleasant smell
fra·grant·ly adverb
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Examples of FRAGRANT

  1. The soup was fragrant with herbs and spices.
  2. <the balsam fir is a favorite as a Christmas tree because it is so fragrant>

Origin of FRAGRANT

Middle English, from Latin fragrant-, fragrans, from present participle of fragrare to be fragrant
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of FRAGRANT

odorous, fragrant, redolent, aromatic mean emitting and diffusing scent. odorous applies to whatever has a strong distinctive smell whether pleasant or unpleasant <odorous cheeses should be tightly wrapped>. fragrant applies to things (as flowers or spices) with sweet or agreeable odors <a fragrant rose>. redolent applies usually to a place or thing impregnated with odors <the kitchen was redolent of garlic and tomatoes>. aromatic applies to things emitting pungent often fresh odors <an aromatic blend of tobaccos>.

Rhymes with FRAGRANT

FRAGRANT Defined for Kids

fragrant

adjective fra·grant \ˈfrā-grənt\

Definition of FRAGRANT for Kids

:  sweet or pleasant in smell
fra·grant·ly adverb

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