aroma

[ uh-roh-muh ]
/ əˈroʊ mə /

noun

an odor arising from spices, plants, cooking, etc., especially an agreeable odor; fragrance.
(of wines and spirits) the odor or bouquet.
a pervasive characteristic or quality.

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Origin of aroma

1175–1225; < Latin < Greek: spice; replacing Middle English aromat < Old French < Latin arōmat- (stem of arōma)
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aroma
/ (əˈrəʊmə) /

noun

a distinctive usually pleasant smell, esp of spices, wines, and plants
a subtle pervasive quality or atmosphere

Word Origin for aroma

C18: via Latin from Greek: spice
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