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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Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring, until the greens are hot and infused with the fragrant oil. Julia Turshen, sacbee, "There’s a payoff for patience | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Feb. 2018 Cook just a few seconds until garlic is very fragrant but not brown. Nick Marino, New York Times, "A Food Artist’s Surprisingly Low-Key Recipe (That She Eats With Her Hands)," 2 July 2018 Toast cumin seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant, tossing often to prevent burning. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "Sorry, Hotdogs: These Grilled Carrots With Avocado Are My Perfect Summer Food," 18 June 2018 Add the garlic and rosemary and cook, stirring, until fragrant. Adam Ried, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: Switch it up with lamb burgers instead of beef," 13 July 2018 More-fragrant La France roses, a cross between a perpetual hybrid and tea roses, and American Beauty roses were also planted along streets leading to the exposition's site in Northwest Portland. Janet Eastman, OregonLive.com, "See why Portland's called the 'City of Roses' at Oregon Historical Society exhibit (photos, video)," 8 May 2018 Add the garlic, coriander, and cayenne and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 40 seconds. Adam Ried, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: Three summer dips featuring red lentils," 22 June 2018 When Binita Pradhan and her crew at Bini’s Kitchen work together to fold momo (Nepalese dumplings), toast spices and braise fragrant stews, the conversation flows in Nepali, Tibetan and Hindi, punctuated with a little English. San Francisco Chronicle, "The chain of service: How a restaurant powers a community here and abroad," 25 May 2018 Starting in small boutiques, speciality stores and meditation centers, the fragrant oils that can be applied topically or diffused into the air are now available from major retailers like Marshall's and Amazon. USA TODAY, "Essential oils, golden milk and moon dust: Natural products are the new must-have wellness trend," 25 Apr. 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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The first known use of fragrant was in the 15th century

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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

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fragrantly adverb

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