having an aroma; fragrant or sweet-scented; odoriferous.
a plant, drug, or medicine yielding a fragrant aroma, as sage or certain spices and oils.
Origin of aromatic
1325–75; Middle English aromatykRelated formsar·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbar·o·mat·ic·ness, nounnon·ar·o·mat·ic, adjectivenon·ar·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbun·ar·o·mat·ic, adjectiveun·ar·o·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
(< Middle French
) < Late Latin arōmaticus
< Greek arōmatikós.
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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
Derived Formsaromatically, adverb
something, such as a plant or drug, giving off a fragrant smell
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Word Origin and History for aromatically
c.1400, aromatyk, from Middle French aromatique (14c.), from Latin aromaticus, from Greek aromatikos, from aroma (genitive aromatos) "seasoning, sweet spice," of unknown origin.
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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.
Related formsar′o•mat′i•cal•ly adv.
Any of a group of vegetable-derived drugs having a fragrant odor and slight stimulative properties.
An aromatic organic compound.
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Relating to an organic compound containing at least one benzene ring or similar ring-shaped component. Naphthalene and TNT are aromatic compounds. Compare aliphatic.
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