fra·​grant | \ ˈfrā-grənt How to pronounce fragrant (audio) \

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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Cook, stirring occasionally 7 to 8 minutes, until garlic is golden and fragrant and zucchini golden around the edges. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "Use leftover salmon for this fresh pasta with currants and fried capers," 6 June 2019 David Austin Lives on in His Roses The legendary Shropshire plant breeder, whose fragrant and gorgeous English roses are the gold standard for this beloved flower, died last year at the age of 92. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "The Top 5 Takeaways from the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show," 23 May 2019 Bake until fragrant and beginning to color, 7 to 10 minutes. Kate Merker And Talyor Murray, Country Living, "Gingerbread Cheesecake With Pecan-Graham Crust," 7 Dec. 2018 Afterward, Simona mixes fragrant oils into her stalwart Aveeno lotion. Vogue, "This Jewelry Designer’s Skin Is as Brilliant as Her Gold Earrings," 10 Sep. 2018 In a large measuring cup, mash strawberries and thyme together until strawberries are pulpy and thyme is fragrant. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Strawberry-Thyme Lemonade Pops," 14 May 2019 Once the stock is finished, strain it through a fine mesh sieve and discard the solids, leaving behind fragrant, delicious shrimp stock. Emma Wartzman, Bon Appetit, "The Shrimpiest Shrimp Risotto That Ever Shrimped," 13 Mar. 2018 This otherwise unassuming East End street is transformed into a swathe of magnificent plant life, the air fragrant with blooms and the shouts of historic London's famous Cockney – that's English rhyming slang – stallholders. Ramsay Short, Condé Nast Traveler, "24 Best Things to Do in London," 3 Mar. 2018 From cherry blossom season in D.C. to wisteria gardens bursting with color in Japan, people can't seem to get enough of the fragrant fauna each year. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Here Are all of The Tulip Festivals Happening in The U.S. This Spring," 17 Apr. 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of fragrant

: having a pleasant and usually sweet smell


fra·​grant | \ ˈfrā-grənt How to pronounce fragrant (audio) \

Kids Definition of fragrant

: sweet or pleasant in smell

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fragrantly adverb

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