fragrant

adjective
fra·​grant | \ˈfrā-grənt \

Definition of fragrant 

: having a sweet or pleasant smell

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Other Words from fragrant

fragrantly adverb

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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 (such 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

Examples of fragrant in a Sentence

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

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The hostess with the mostest will relish in Hermes' set of fragrant orange-scented soaps and any multi-tasking earth mother will surely appreciate Tata Harper's curated edit of all-natural skincare products, chicly housed in a verdant vanity case. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "11 Beauty Gifts for Mom That Guarantee Favorite Child Status," 9 Nov. 2018 Add 4 teaspoons caraway seeds and toast until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "Everyone’s Secret-Favorite Thanksgiving Dish," 8 Nov. 2018 The women use bunches of dried rock-rose branches to light a fast-burning fire in the oven, and the fragrant smoke that fills the courtyard will let everyone in town know that someone is baking bread today. Kyre Chenven, Condé Nast Traveler, "For Sardinia’s Wild Side, Head to Sulcis," 12 Oct. 2018 For summer sipping, look for an unoaked Chardonnay, which lends more acidity to the fragrant texture of the wine. Lauren Sheffield, Harper's BAZAAR, "Forget Rosé: These Are the Wines You Need to Be Sipping," 26 July 2018 Spread/pile/glob them all on the fresh, fragrant house bread. Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "Best new restaurants and bars to visit in the Mission right now," 17 June 2018 But the great kitchens, the ones that inspire hour-long drives and dinnertime haiku, tend to labor over their fragrant goo as assiduously as a French baker might over her baguettes. Jonathan Gold, latimes.com, "At Middle Eastern restaurants, it all starts with hummus. Jonathan Gold says Bavel's is magnificent," 15 June 2018 The appeal of open space, starry skies, fragrant meadows and adorable animals is nothing new. Lindsay Cohn, USA TODAY, "Agriturismo, American style: 8 farm and food experiences in the USA," 15 June 2018 The other is offering fragrant meat slices, spicy hot pot, kung pao chicken, and a tomato and egg dish, its menu lit up on a fluorescent LED board overhead. Jenni Marsh, CNN, "Our children's plastic lives seen through lunches," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of fragrant

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fragrant

Middle English, from Latin fragrant-, fragrans, from present participle of fragrare to be fragrant

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fragrant

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fragrant

: having a pleasant and usually sweet smell

fragrant

adjective
fra·​grant | \ˈfrā-grənt \

Kids Definition of fragrant

: sweet or pleasant in smell

Other Words from fragrant

fragrantly adverb

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