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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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