Fragrant
Fragrant Fra"grant, a. [L. fragrans. -antis, p. pr. of fragrare to emit a smell of fragrance: cf. OF. fragrant.] Affecting the olfactory nerves agreeably; sweet of smell; odorous; having or emitting an agreeable perfume. [1913 Webster]

Fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers. --Milton.

Syn: Sweet-smelling; odorous; odoriferous; sweet-scented; redolent; ambrosial; balmy; spicy; aromatic. -- {Fra"grant*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


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  • fragrant — FRAGRÁNT, Ă, fragranţi, te, adj. (Rar) Mirositor, parfumat. – Din fr. fragrant, lat. fragrans, ntis. Trimis de zaraza joe, 18.02.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  fragránt (parfumat) adj. m. (sil. grant), pl. fragránţi; f …   Dicționar Român

  • fragrant — fragrant, ante [ fragrɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1516; lat. fragrans, de fragrare « sentir » ♦ Vx ou littér. Qui exhale une odeur suave. ● fragrant, fragrante adjectif Littéraire. Odorant, parfumé. ⇒FRAGRANT, ANTE, adj. Rare, littér. Odorant. Synon.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fragrant — Fragrant, lat. deutsch, süßduftend; Fragranz, Wohlgeruch; daher lat. fragaria, die Erdbeere …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • fragrant — fragrant, ante (fra gran, gran t ) adj. Néologisme peu reçu. Odorant, parfumé. •   Il est des jours... Tout bleus, tout nuancés d éclatantes couleurs, Tout trempés de rosée et tout fragrants d odeurs, LAMART. Jocel. IV, 124. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • fragrant — mid 15c., from L. fragrantem (nom. fragrans) sweet smelling, prp. of fragrare emit (a sweet) odor, from PIE root *bhrag to smell (Cf. M.H.G. bræhen to smell, M.Du. bracke, O.H.G. braccho hound, setter; see BRACH (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • fragrant — *odorous, aromatic, redolent, balmy Analogous words: delicious, delectable, *delightful Antonyms: fetid Contrasted words: *malodorous, stinking, noisome, putrid, rank …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • fragrant — [adj] smelling pleasant ambrosial, aromal, aromatic, balmy, delectable, delicious, delightful, odoriferous, odorous, perfumed, perfumy, redolent, savory, spicy, sweet, sweet scented, sweet smelling; concept 598 Ant. noxious, putrid, stale,… …   New thesaurus

  • fragrant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a pleasant, sweet smell. DERIVATIVES fragrantly adverb. ORIGIN Latin, from fragrare smell sweet …   English terms dictionary

  • fragrant — [frā′grənt] adj. [ME < L fragrans (gen. fragrantis), prp. of fragrare, to emit a (sweet) smell < IE base * bhrag , to smell > OHG braccho, bloodhound] having a pleasant odor; sweet smelling fragrantly adv …   English World dictionary

  • fragrant — fragrantly, adv. fragrantness, n. /fray greuhnt/, adj. 1. having a pleasant scent or aroma; sweet smelling; sweet scented: a fragrant rose. 2. delightful; pleasant: fragrant memories. [1400 50; late ME < L fragrant (s. of fragrans), prp. of… …   Universalium

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