I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or having aroma: a. fragrant b. having a strong smell c. having a distinctive quality 2. of an organic compound characterized by increased chemical stability resulting from the delocalization of electrons in a ring system (as benzene) containing usually multiple conjugated double bonds — compare alicyclic, aliphatic Synonyms: see odorousaromatically adverbaromaticity noun II. noun Date: 15th century 1. an aromatic plant or plant part; especially an aromatic herb or spice 2. an aromatic organic compound

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  • aromatic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having an aroma. 2) Chemistry (of an organic compound) containing a flat ring of atoms in its molecule (as in benzene). ► NOUN ▪ an aromatic plant, substance, or compound. DERIVATIVES aromatically adverb …   English terms 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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