Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state or quality of having a pleasant odor.
  • n. A sweet or pleasant odor; a scent.
  • n. A substance, such as a perfume or cologne, designed to emit a pleasant odor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pleasant smell or odour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being fragrant; sweetness of smell; a sweet smell; a pleasing odor; perfume.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being fragrant; that quality of bodies which affects the olfactory nerves with an agreeable sensation; sweetness of smell; pleasing scent; grateful odor.
  • n. Synonyms Perfume, Aroma, etc. (see smell, n.); redolence, incense, balminess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a distinctive odor that is pleasant
  • n. a pleasingly sweet olfactory property

Etymologies

Latin fragrantia. See fragrant. (Wiktionary)

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  • Fragrance v. scent. Alcohol-based v. oil-based. (via NPR's Says You

    December 19, 2010

  • There's also gran, probably for all those decorative bottles of bath goo she gets for her birthday and never ends up using.

    November 18, 2009

  • Good one!

    November 18, 2009

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    November 18, 2009