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adjective fra·grant \ˈfrā-grənt\

Simple Definition of fragrant

  • : having a pleasant and usually sweet smell

Full Definition of fragrant

  1. :  having a sweet or pleasant smell

fra·grant·ly adverb

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



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