Definitions

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

  • adj. Having a pleasant odor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Sweet-smelling; having a pleasant (usually strong) scent or fragrance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Affecting the olfactory nerves agreeably; sweet of smell; odorous; having or emitting an agreeable perfume.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Affecting the sense of smell in a pleasing manner; having a noticeable perfume, especially an agreeable one: often used figuratively.
  • Synonyms Sweet-smelling, sweet-scented, balmy, odorous, odoriferous, perfumed, redolent; spicy, aromatic.

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

  • adj. pleasant-smelling

Etymologies

Middle English, from Latin frāgrāns, frāgrant-, past participle of frāgrāre, to emit an odor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fragrāns, present active participle of fragrō ("I smell"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Heather is still in fragrant bloom, loud with bees.

    Country diary: Garndolbenmaen

  • Just to close I normally would have had not so much to say on this matter but when I saw the one I call the fragrant one was telling such appalling lies, I needed to say something.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The one known as the fragrant one even denies having read a persons posts and then actually replies! well I suppose its better than ignoring each other, she, s rather strange anyhow, and dont worry she never reads my stuff so she wont feel hurt. (lol) - o.u. November 29th, 2008 5: 45pm

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • He was of an artless, open-hearted disposition which won men to him, and his reputation for generosity made his name fragrant throughout the entire region in which he lived.

    Chinese Folk-Lore Tales

  • The Clover Paddock of Billabong was famous – a splendid stretch of perfect green, where the cattle moved knee-deep in fragrant blossoming clovers, with pink and white flowers starring the wide expanse.

    Mates at Billabong

  • The invective I saw on these threads particularly from the one I referred to as the fragrant one (now disappeared) was never true, nor were her accusations, but you were a different story - never rude, a sensible and balanced lady but totally appalled by the spectre of an Obama presidency - what I am really asking you is why you are so out of sync with the mass of intelligent Americans thatI have spoken to or heard.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • An American I am glad to see you were joking, but if you read the post above here from the one known as the fragrant one, you will see how easy it is to become disgusted by some other remarks,. nothing to do with politics or solutions just plain hateful diatribe against a man she does not know - This column allows almost anything to be said in the interest of free speech but sometimes people like you and myself become the victims of return invective from other innocents because of this kind of "behaviour"

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • While the broth is a bit salty (easily countered with a healthy squeeze of fresh lime), it’s loaded with star anise and black pepper, and fragrant from the raw onion slices, scallion, cilantro, and Thai basil thrown on top.

    Food For What Ails You « PubliCola

  • Dr Archer was memorably described as "fragrant" by Mr Justice Caulfield during her husband's 1987 libel trial against the Daily Star.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The history of ancient tragedy ends with Euripides, although there were a number of still later tragedians; Agathon, for instance, whom Aristophanes describes as fragrant with ointment and crowned with flowers, and in whose mouth Plato, in his _Symposium_, puts a discourse in the taste of the sophist Gorgias, full of the most exquisite ornaments and empty tautological antitheses.

    Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature

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