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Definitions of aromatic

  1. A plant, drug, or medicine, characterized by a fragrant smell, and usually by a warm, pungent taste, as ginger, cinnamon, spices. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A plant, herb, or drug yielding a fragrant smell. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A spice or perfume. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. An aromatic substance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A plant or drug with a fragrant smell, and usually a warm pungent taste. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. having a strong distinctive fragrance; "the pine woods were more redolent"- Jean Stafford Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Alt. of Aromatical Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Spicy; fragrant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Yielding aroma; produced by an aroma. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for aromatic

  1. She was proud every sundown of the little clearing she had made, and stood, tired and content, to watch the piled brush burn, sending up aromatic smoke and curious, dull flames very high into the still air. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt
  2. The amount and kind of volatile products formed can be somewhat regulated through the fermentation process by the use of special flours and the addition of materials that produce specific fermentation changes and desirable aromatic compounds. – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder
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