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[sweet-sen-tid] /ˈswitˌsɛn tɪd/
having a pleasant and sweet smell; fragrant.
Origin of sweet-scented
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A deciduous species, which has white or rosy-white, sweet-scented flowers.

  • Wonderfully, magically silent, fresh and sweet-scented and dark!

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • There were four wooden chairs in the box of the wagon, and the floor was strewn with sweet-scented timothy and clover.

    The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories Margaret Collier Graham
  • It knew, I suppose, how beautiful and sweet-scented they were.

    The Miraculous Pitcher Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • We just got a glimpse through a break in the rocks of its cork, orange, and citron groves, surrounded with sweet-scented shrubs.

    The Cruise of the Frolic W.H.G. Kingston
  • She explained to us, therefore, the nature and properties of this sweet-scented tree.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • And there they sat like a king and queen under the sweet-scented tree, which still looked like an elder bush.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • The grass was short, springy, sweet-scented, and Asphodel-interspersed.

  • The plant stood two or three feet high, and the sweet-scented flowers were in whorls of five or six on a stem.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
  • Some trees bore fruit, but most of them sweet-scented leaves.

    Woman under Monasticism Lina Eckenstein

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