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fra·grance

 (frā′grəns)
n.
1.
a. The quality of having a pleasant odor: the fragrance of the ocean breeze.
b. A sweet or pleasant odor; a scent.
2. A substance, such as a perfume or cologne, designed to emit a pleasant odor.
Synonyms: fragrance, aroma, bouquet, perfume, redolence, scent
These nouns denote a pleasant or sweet odor: the fragrance of lilacs; the aroma of sizzling bacon; the bouquet of a fine wine; the perfume of roses; the redolence of fresh coffee; the scent of newly mown hay.

fragrance

(ˈfreɪɡrəns) or

fragrancy

n, pl -grances or -grancies
1. a pleasant or sweet odour; scent; perfume
2. the state of being fragrant

fra•grance

(ˈfreɪ grəns)

n.
1. the quality of being fragrant.
2. a sweet or pleasing scent.
3. something, as a perfume, having a sweet or pleasing scent.
[1660–70; < French < Late Latin]
syn: See perfume.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fragrance - a distinctive odor that is pleasantfragrance - a distinctive odor that is pleasant
odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, odor - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
incense - the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned; "incense filled the room"
2.fragrance - a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
aroma, odor, olfactory property, odour, smell, scent - any property detected by the olfactory system

fragrance

noun
1. scent, smell, perfume, bouquet, aroma, balm, sweet smell, sweet odour, redolence, fragrancy A shrubby plant with a strong fragrance.
scent smell, stink, whiff (Brit. slang), reek, pong (Brit. informal), miasma, effluvium, offensive smell, niff (Brit. slang)
2. perfume, scent, cologne, eau de toilette, eau de Cologne, toilet water, Cologne water The advertisement is for a male fragrance.

fragrance

noun
A sweet or pleasant odor:
Translations
أريج، عِطْر، رائِحَه ذكيَّه
vůně
aromaduft
tuoksu
kellemes illat
ilmur
dišava
hoş koku

fragrance

[ˈfreɪgrəns] N (= smell) → fragancia f; (= perfume) → perfume m

fragrance

[ˈfreɪgrəns] nparfum m

fragrance

nDuft m, → Wohlgeruch m

fragrance

[ˈfreɪgrns] n (of flowers) → fragranza, profumo; (perfume, of toiletries) → profumo

fragrant

(ˈfreigrənt) adjective
having a sweet smell. fragrant flowers.
ˈfragrance noun
(a) sweet smell. all the fragrance(s) of the East.

a fragrant (not flagrant) plant.
References in classic literature ?
Quite flushed with excitement were their ruddy faces, as they swung in the wind, whispering to one another what they had seen, for some peeped in at the dining room windows where the feast was spread, some climbed up to nod and smile at the sisters as they dressed the bride, others waved a welcome to those who came and went on various errands in garden, porch, and hall, and all, from the rosiest full-blown flower to the palest baby bud, offered their tribute of beauty and fragrance to the gentle mistress who had loved and tended them so long.
The weeds were abloom with tiny purple blossoms and gave forth an overpowering fragrance.
When he had inhaled enough of the fragrance of the soothing weed, he passed the instrument into the hands of the scout.
Growing as they did, however, out of the old earth, the flowers still sent a fresh and sweet incense up to their Creator; nor could it have been the less pure and acceptable because Phoebe's young breath mingled with it, as the fragrance floated past the window.
A trait of native elegance, seldom seen in the masculine character after childhood or early youth, was shown in the General's fondness for the sight and fragrance of flowers.
I was a little late on the scene, and I felt, as he stood wistfully looking out for me before the door of the inn at which the coach had put him down, that I had seen him, on the instant, without and within, in the great glow of freshness, the same positive fragrance of purity, in which I had, from the first moment, seen his little sister.
What then shall I liken the Sperm Whale to for fragrance, considering his magnitude?
Huge pomegranate trees, with their glossy leaves and flame-colored flowers, dark-leaved Arabian jessamines, with their silvery stars, geraniums, luxuriant roses bending beneath their heavy abundance of flowers, golden jessamines, lemon-scented verbenum, all united their bloom and fragrance, while here and there a mystic old aloe, with its strange, massive leaves, sat looking like some old enchanter, sitting in weird grandeur among the more perishable bloom and fragrance around it.
From time to time I dipped into old Sir Thomas Malory's enchanting book, and fed at its rich feast of prodigies and adventures, breathed in the fragrance of its obsolete names, and dreamed again.
It is true that there is always a faint foreign fragrance about her speech, no matter what language she is talking, but it is only just noticeable, nothing more, and is rather a charm than a mar, I think.
What a glorious summer morning it was, and how the flowers did pour out their fragrance, and how the birds did sing
The locust-trees were in bloom and the fragrance of the blossoms filled the air.