fragrance

  • 1 fragrance — [ fragrɑ̃s ] n. f. • XIIIe, repris v. 1830; lat. fragrantia, de fragrare « sentir » → flairer ♦ Vx ou littér. Odeur agréable. ⇒ parfum. « tout un bouquet de douces odeurs [...] Ces fragrances exaltaient Alain » (Colette). ● fragrance nom féminin… …

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  • 2 fragrance — fragrance, perfume, incense, redolence, bouquet are comparable when denoting a sweet or pleasant odor. Fragrance usually suggests the odor diffused by flowers or other growing things, though it is applicable to odors that merely suggest the… …

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  • 3 Fragrance —    Fragrance has always been associated with luxury, indulgence, and personal recognition and, even though its full known history is lost in antiquity, it s been shown that the ingredients were once valuable trade items. People in the sixteenth… …

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  • 4 Fragrance — Fra grance, Fragrancy Fra gran*cy, n. [L. fragrantia: cf. OF. fragrance.] The quality of being fragrant; sweetness of smell; a sweet smell; a pleasing odor; perfume. [1913 Webster] Eve separate he spies, Veiled in a cloud of fragrance. Milton.… …

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  • 5 fragrance — 1660s, from Fr. fragrance or directly from L.L. fragrantia, from fragrantem (see FRAGRANT (Cf. fragrant)) …

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  • 6 fragrance — [n] pleasant odor aroma, aura, balm, bouquet, incense, perfume, redolence, scent, smell, spice; concept 600 Ant. stench, stink …

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  • 7 fragrance — ► NOUN 1) a pleasant, sweet smell. 2) a perfume or aftershave. DERIVATIVES fragranced adjective …

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  • 8 fragrance — n. pl. fragrancies [frā′grəns] n. [L fragrantia] 1. the quality of being fragrant 2. a sweet smell; pleasant odor: Also Now Rare fragrancy n. fragrancies SYN. SCENT …

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  • 9 fragrance — 01. Peaches are in the rose family, and have a sweet [fragrance] when ripe. 02. The [fragrance] of her perfume lingered long after she had left the room. 03. Employees are asked to refrain from wearing any perfumes or [fragrances] which may… …

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  • 10 fragrance — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fresh, pleasant, sweet ▪ delicate, light, subtle ▪ floral ▪ spicy …

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  • 11 Fragrance — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Fragrance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 fragrance fragrance aroma redolence perfume bouquet Sgm: N 1 sweet smell sweet smell aromatic perfume GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 agalloch agalloch agallochium …

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  • 12 fragrance — [[t]fre͟ɪgrəns[/t]] fragrances 1) N VAR: usu with supp A fragrance is a pleasant or sweet smell. A shrubby plant with a strong characteristic fragrance. ...the fragrance of his cologne. 2) N MASS Fragrance is a pleasant smelling liquid which… …

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  • 13 fragrance — noun Date: 1667 1. a. a sweet or delicate odor (as of fresh flowers, pine trees, or perfume) b. something (as a perfume) compounded to give off a sweet or pleasant odor 2. the quality or state of having a sweet odor Synonyms: fragrance, perfume,… …

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  • 14 Fragrance — Parfum Pour les articles homonymes, voir Le Parfum (homonymie). Un parfum est une odeur ou plus souvent une composition odorante plus ou moins persistante naturellement émise par une plante, un animal, un champignon, un environnement. Dans la… …

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  • 15 fragrance — fra|grance [ freıgrəns ] noun count or uncount 1. ) a pleasant smell: flowers that are noted for their fragrance fragrance of: the fragrance of freshly mowed grass 2. ) a PERFUME (=a liquid with a pleasant smell that people put on their skin).… …

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  • 16 fragrance — UK [ˈfreɪɡrəns] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms fragrance : singular fragrance plural fragrances 1) a pleasant smell flowers that are noted for their fragrance 2) a perfume (= a liquid with a pleasant smell that people put on their… …

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  • 17 fragrance — fra|grance [ˈfreıgrəns] n 1.) [U and C] a pleasant smell = ↑scent fragrance of ▪ the rich fragrance of a garden flower 2.) a liquid that you put on your body to make it smell pleasant = ↑perfume, scent ↑scent …

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  • 18 fragrance — noun 1) the fragrance of spring flowers Syn: sweet smell, scent, perfume, bouquet; aroma, redolence, nose See note at smell 2) a bottle of fragrance Syn: perfume …

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  • 19 fragrance — noun 1) the fragrance of spring flowers Syn: sweet smell, scent, perfume, bouquet, aroma, nose 2) a daring new fragrance Syn: perfume, scent, eau de toilette …

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  • 20 FRAGRANCE — n. f. Parfum. La fragrance de l’oeillet. Il est peu usité …

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