- 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.
Origin of aroma
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Examples from the Web for aroma
“Bottled lime juice is awful and lacks the flavor and aroma of the real thing,” Zimmern says.Limepocalypse! Inside the Great Lime Shortage of 2014
April 30, 2014
The aroma of generations of wealth—not money, not people, but wealth—wafted through each room like a cloud of rare perfume.Prada and Gucci Show Off Strong, Smart Sensuality at Milan Fall 2012 Fashion Shows
February 24, 2012
It has nothing to do with aroma; the word refers to the enzyme aromatase.The Super Bowl May Harm Your Masculinity
Arthur De Vany
February 3, 2011
I sat down with her the next day at the Aroma Espresso Bar on West 72nd Street.The Book on Aging Rockers
June 29, 2010
Take a long, deep whiff of that aroma and ladle it over your warm fettuccine.How to Cook 'Ghetto Gourmet'
The Daily Beast
December 8, 2009
The very name of Casanova had intoxicated her with its aroma of a thousand conquests.Casanova's Homecoming
The aroma from the roasted goose brought joy to the whole street.L'Assommoir
The coffee had undeniably an aroma that it had not had of past mornings.The Trimming of Goosie
The aroma, borne on the morning breeze, had struck the Scarabus on awaking.The Industries of Animals
The substance is a little dried, and consequently it has lost some of its aroma.Shoulder-Straps
- a distinctive usually pleasant smell, esp of spices, wines, and plants
- a subtle pervasive quality or atmosphere
Word Origin and History for aroma
early 13c., "fragrant substance," from Latin aroma "sweet odor," from Greek aroma "seasoning, any spice or sweet herb," of unknown origin. Meaning "fragrance" is from 1814. A hypercorrect plural is aromata.