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fra·grant

 (frā′grənt)
adj.
Having a pleasant odor.

[Middle English, from Latin frāgrāns, frāgrant-, past participle of frāgrāre, to emit an odor.]

fra′grant·ly adv.

fragrant

(ˈfreɪɡrənt)
adj
having a pleasant or sweet smell
[C15: from Latin frāgrāns, from frāgrāre to emit a smell]
ˈfragrantly adv

fra•grant

(ˈfreɪ grənt)

adj.
having a pleasing scent: a fragrant rose.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin frāgrant-, s. of frāgrāns, present participle of frāgrāre to give off a strong smell]
fra′grant•ly, adv.
fra′grant•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fragrant - pleasant-smelling

fragrant

fragrant

adjective
Having a pleasant odor:
Translations
ذكي الرائِحَه، أريجي
vonný
duftende
hyväntuoksuinentuoksuva
ilmandi
aromātiskssmaržīgs
hoş kokulumis gibi
thơm

fragrant

[ˈfreɪgrənt] ADJfragante, oloroso (fig) [memory] → dulce

fragrant

[ˈfreɪgrənt] adj [air] → parfumé(e), odorant(e); [oil] → parfumé(e); [perfume] → odorant(e)

fragrant

adjduftend, wohlriechend; (fig liter) memoriesköstlich; fragrant smellDuft m; the air was fragrant with the scent of rosesder Duft von Rosen hing in der Luft

fragrant

[ˈfreɪgrnt] adjfragrante, profumato/a

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 ?
Bring me here, with elfin speed, The fragrant philter which I need.
It was berry harvest time in Winesburg and upon the station platform men and boys loaded the boxes of red, fragrant berries into two express cars that stood upon the siding.
There were wax candles, in massive brass candelabra, burning softly under yellow silk shades; full, fragrant roses, yellow and red, abounded.
After this yell of victory, they tore up the fragrant bed of the cavern, and bore the branches into the chasm, scattering the boughs, as if they suspected them of concealing the person of the man they had so long hated and feared.
The little circlet of the schoolboy's copper coin--dim and lustreless though it was, with the small services which it had been doing here and there about the world --had proved a talisman, fragrant with good, and deserving to be set in gold and worn next her heart.
Dimmesdale had taken her in charge, the good grandam's chief earthly comfort -- which, unless it had been likewise a heavenly comfort, could have been none at all -- was to meet her pastor, whether casually, or of set purpose, and be refreshed with a word of warm, fragrant, heaven-breathing Gospel truth, from his beloved lips, into her dulled, but rapturously attentive ear.
Farther on he beheld great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty- pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slap-jacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.
Grose--as I did there, over and over, in the small hours-- that with their voices in the air, their pressure on one's heart, and their fragrant faces against one's cheek, everything fell to the ground but their incapacity and their beauty.
The people of his island of Rokovoko, it seems, at their wedding feasts express the fragrant water of young cocoanuts into a large stained calabash like a punchbowl; and this punchbowl always forms the great central ornament on the braided mat where the feast is held.
Now, the people of the Pequod had been baling some time in this way; several tubs had been filled with the fragrant sperm; when all at once a queer accident happened.
In the middle of the court, a fountain threw high its silvery water, falling in a never-ceasing spray into a marble basin, fringed with a deep border of fragrant violets.
This is the correct Andalusian dawn now - crisp, fresh, dewy, fragrant, pungent - "