Origin of aromatic
Related Words for aromaticfragrant, spicy, sweet, pungent, scented, savory, ambrosial, balmy, redolent, odoriferous
Examples from the Web for aromatic
Contemporary Examples of aromatic
Also happy to get some fresh air (and a huge, aromatic cigar at a safe distance from the barn).What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?
P. J. O’Rourke
June 8, 2014
Konnerup is infusing world-class chocolates with aromatic ingredients from the Scandinavian countryside.Denmark’s New Nordic Cuisine Beyond Noma
May 22, 2012
Let that aromatic blend of fresh garlic and basil tickle your nose.The Secret Yom Kippur Reading List
September 16, 2010
It's a straightforward recipe that is absolutely perfect for right now, when tomatoes are at their juiciest and most aromatic.Fresh Picks
September 14, 2010
Frank Bruni appears fed up as well—he recently tweeted his frustration over a bowl of nuts doused with the aromatic ingredient.6 Food Trends That Should Disappear
Jacquelynn D. Powers
June 25, 2010
Historical Examples of aromatic
The air was fragrant with spruce and pine and faint, aromatic wintergreen.The Innocent Adventuress
Mary Hastings Bradley
Hops are an aromatic grateful bitter, very wholesome, and undoubtedly efficacious in giving both flavour and strength to the beer.
The taste is sweet and aromatic, sometimes slightly pungent.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
The aromatic fragrance is strongest in the bark of the roots.Trees of the Northern United States
Austin C. Apgar
About noon, after taking an aromatic bath, I went to call on Mdlle.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- having a distinctive, usually fragrant smell
- (of an organic compound) having an unsaturated ring containing alternating double and single bonds, esp containing a benzene ring; exhibiting aromaticityCompare aliphatic
- something, such as a plant or drug, giving off a fragrant smell
Word Origin and History for aromatic
c.1400, aromatyk, from Middle French aromatique (14c.), from Latin aromaticus, from Greek aromatikos, from aroma (genitive aromatos) "seasoning, sweet spice," of unknown origin.
- Having an agreeable, somewhat pungent, spicy odor.
- Of, relating to, or containing one or more six-carbon rings characteristic of the benzene series and related organic groups.
- Any of a group of vegetable-derived drugs having a fragrant odor and slight stimulative properties.
- An aromatic organic compound.
- Relating to an organic compound containing at least one benzene ring or similar ring-shaped component. Naphthalene and TNT are aromatic compounds. Compare aliphatic.