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Meaning of fragrant by Wiktionary Dictionary

fragrant


    Alternative forms

    Etymology

    From Latin fragrāns, present active participle of fragrō ( “I smell” ) .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK, US ) IPA: /ˈfreɪ.ɡɹənt/

    Adjective

    fragrant ( comparative more fragrant, superlative most fragrant )

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

    Antonyms

    fetid, noisome, pungent, smelly



Explanation of fragrant by Wordnet Dictionary

fragrant


    Adjective
    1. pleasant-smelling



    Definition of fragrant by GCIDE Dictionary

    fragrant


    1. Fragrant a. [L. fragrans. -antis, p. pr. of fragrare to emit a smell of fragrance: cf. OF. fragrant.] Affecting the olfactory nerves agreeably; sweet of smell; odorous; having or emitting an agreeable perfume.

      Fragrant the fertile earth

      After soft showers. Milton.

      Syn. -- Sweet-smelling; odorous; odoriferous; sweet-scented; redolent; ambrosial; balmy; spicy; aromatic.

      -- Fragrantly, adv.