Definition of fragrant
: having a sweet or pleasant smell
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
Recent Examples of fragrant from the Web
African blue basil is a flowering perennial with fragrant purple leaves and flowers that bring in the bees.
Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant.
Celebrate all things lavender at this colorful (and fragrant) event.
Chefs ceremoniously sliced them open, and an impossible number of quails tumbled out of the animals’ cavities: seasoned with grainy mustard, fragrant with garlic and wet with piggy juices, like something from a Roman feast.
The beans go in once the eggs are just set, along with all the fragrant cooking liquid, and the whole lot bubbles along together.
Pelargonium ‘Mabel Grey’, the most fragrant of all scented geraniums; • Calycanthus raulstonii ‘
A group of high school students recently sailed through the rooms with hardly a second glance at the fragrant forms.
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Origin and Etymology 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
FRAGRANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fragrant for English Language Learners
: having a pleasant and usually sweet smell
FRAGRANT Defined for Kids
Definition of fragrant for Students
: sweet or pleasant in smell
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