having an ; fragrant or sweet-scented; odoriferous.
Chemistry. of or relating to an or compounds.
a plant, drug, or medicine yielding a fragrant , as sage or certain spices and oils.
Contemporary Examples

These slightly bitter flavors add an aromatic complexity to an already rich and decadent dessert.
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It’s a straightforward recipe that is absolutely perfect for right now, when tomatoes are at their juiciest and most aromatic.
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Let that aromatic blend of fresh garlic and basil tickle your nose.
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Also happy to get some fresh air (and a huge, aromatic cigar at a safe distance from the barn).
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Frank Bruni appears fed up as well—he recently tweeted his frustration over a bowl of nuts doused with the aromatic ingredient.
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Historical Examples

A little boy, dressed from head to foot in white, threw into it handfuls of aromatic powders.
From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky

The aromatic fragrance is strongest in the bark of the roots.
Trees of the Northern United States Austin C. Apgar

The odor and flavor of cheese are due to workings of bacteria which result in the production of aromatic compounds.
Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value Harry Snyder

About noon, after taking an aromatic bath, I went to call on Mdlle.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

The smell of the sage brush, pungent and aromatic, is in my nostrils from day to day.
Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway Effie Price Gladding

having a distinctive, usually fragrant smell
(of an organic compound) having an unsaturated ring containing alternating double and single bonds, esp containing a benzene ring; exhibiting aromaticity Compare aliphatic
something, such as a plant or drug, giving off a fragrant smell

c.1400, aromatyk, from Middle French aromatique (14c.), from Latin aromaticus, from Greek aromatikos, from aroma (genitive aromatos) “seasoning, sweet spice,” of unknown origin.

aromatic ar·o·mat·ic (ār’ə-māt’ĭk)

Having an agreeable, somewhat pungent, spicy odor.

Of, relating to, or containing one or more six-carbon rings characteristic of the benzene series and related organic groups.

Any of a group of vegetable-derived drugs having a fragrant odor and slight stimulative’o·mat’i·cal·ly adv.

Relating to an organic compound containing at least one benzene ring or similar ring-shaped component. Naphthalene and TNT are aromatic compounds. Compare aliphatic.


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