from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a sweet smell; fragrant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a sweet scent or smell; fragrant.
  • adjective (Bot.) a shrub of the genus Calycanthus, the flowers of which, when crushed, have a fragrance resembling that of strawberries.

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

  • adjective having a natural fragrance


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  • Near the ancient stepping stones that allow a crossing to the south bank in all but times of flood I sat on a rotting fallen trunk to marvel at the mature bird cherry, now in full, sweet-scented bloom, that marks the place of descent to the crossing point.

    Country Diary: North Derbyshire

  • The line of her mouth reflects her smiling eyes: soft, content, free -- unlike those sweet-scented prisoners behind the lavender bars.

    Tante Marie-Francoise

  • Here along the Georgia colonial coast, Gregg Allman has a comfortable house on a verdant, sweet-scented stretch of land, with classic cars and motorcycles in the garage and a tree-lined open road not far from his front door.

    Allman's Latest Blues Were a Source of Hope

  • In five minutes that felt like an hour on a sultry, sweet-scented southern evening, McIlroy had fallen from the lead into a tie for seventh place.

    Masters 2011: Rory McIlroy's bold charge turns into harrowing collapse | Richard Williams

  • Is it too late to talk about sweet-scented French broom?

    Lettres de ma Terrasse

  • While trying to decide what piece of lingerie to put on, I added an extra step to his instructions and applied a sweet-scented lotion he had given to me for my birthday earlier this year.

    The Reluctant Exhibitionist

  • She will make the "bottle" of lavender by weaving satin ribbon through the stem "bars" of the "cage" that she has formed from the lavender tiges (the stems having been bent, one by one, back over the bundle of flowers, interning the lavender like so many sweet-scented prisoners).

    Tante Marie-Francoise

  • Half-term and a sweet-scented, sun-drenched garden is an Agatha Christie-esque setting for tales of random murder.

    Breaking news; The Reith Lectures; Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change?

  • It was only at long last I regained the sweet-scented turf and was able to regain my feet – and confront the narrow but less arduous path leading back around the lake to safety.

    Country diary: Lake District

  • Chalices have been said to suddenly fill with sweet-scented oil.

    The Fiddler in the Subway


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