fragrance

[ frey-gruh ns ]
/ ˈfreɪ grəns /

noun

the quality of being fragrant; a sweet or pleasing scent.
perfume, cologne, toilet water, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. fragmentation grenade,
  2. fragmented,
  3. fragmentize,
  4. fragmentized,
  5. fragonard,
  6. fragrance strip,
  7. fragrancy,
  8. fragrant,
  9. fragrant orchid,
  10. fragrant sumac

Origin of fragrance

1660–70; < French < Late Latin frāgrantia. See fragrant, -ance

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British Dictionary definitions for fragrance

fragrance

fragrancy

/ (ˈfreɪɡrəns) /

noun plural -grances or -grancies

a pleasant or sweet odour; scent; perfume
the state of being fragrant
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Word Origin and History for fragrance

fragrance

n.

1660s, from French fragrance or directly from Late Latin fragrantia, from fragrantem (see fragrant).

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