Aromatic Ar`o*mat"ic, Aromatical Ar`o*mat"ic*al, a. [L. aromaticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. aromatique. See {Aroma}.] Pertaining to, or containing, aroma; fragrant; spicy; strong-scented; odoriferous; as, aromatic balsam. [1913 Webster]

{Aromatic compound} (Chem.), one of a large class of organic substances, as the oils of bitter almonds, wintergreen, and turpentine, the balsams, camphors, etc., many of which have an aromatic odor. They include many of the most important of the carbon compounds and may all be derived from the benzene group, {C6H6}. The term is extended also to many of their derivatives.

{Aromatic vinegar}. See under {Vinegar}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • aromatic — [ar΄ə mat′ik, er΄ə mat′ik] adj. [ME aromatik < OFr aromatique < LL aromaticus < Gr arōmatikos < arōma, sweet spice] 1. of or having an aroma; smelling sweet or spicy; fragrant or pungent 2. Chem. of or designating certain cyclic… …   English World dictionary

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  • aromatic — (adj.) c.1400, aromatyk, from M.Fr. aromatique (14c.), from L. aromaticus, from Gk. aromatikos, from aroma (gen. aromatos) seasoning, sweet spice, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

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