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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 ?
Most of his poems, other than certain political satire, which drew on him the Emperor's wrath, are full of subtle sadness and fragrant regret, reminding one of pot-pourri in some deep blue porcelain bowl.
And no one of men or deep-bosomed women knew her when they saw her, until she came to the house of wise Celeus who then was lord of fragrant Eleusis.
However, as I say, I had for the time forgotten that pagan company, or, in my puritanic zeal, I might have thrown them all to be washed clean in the upland stream, whose pure waters one might fancy were fragrant from their sunny day among the ferns and the heather, fragrant to the eye, indeed, if one may so speak, with the shaken meal of the meadowsweet.
I will begin with you, Sunny Lock," added she, turning to a lovely little Elf, who lay among the fragrant leaves of a primrose.
They wave: - from out their fragrant tops Eternal dews come down in drops.
To the left, carts were rumbling over the meadow that had been already cleared, and one after another the haycocks vanished, flung up in huge forkfuls, and in their place there were rising heavy cartloads of fragrant hay hanging over the horses' hind-quarters.
The egregious rustic put to death A bull by stopping of its breath: Disposed the carcass in a shed With fragrant herbs and branches spread.
Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.
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.
Behind the Committee, who were as gay as a meadow, and as fragrant as a garden in spring, marched the learned societies of the town, the magistrates, the military, the nobles and the boors.
From Gorki, Bennigsen descended the highroad to the bridge which, when they had looked it from the hill, the officer had pointed out as being the center of our position and where rows of fragrant new-mown hay lay by the riverside.
There were rosy bleeding-hearts and great splendid crimson peonies; white, fragrant narcissi and thorny, sweet Scotch roses; pink and blue and white columbines and lilac-tinted Bouncing Bets; clumps of southernwood and ribbon grass and mint; purple Adam-and-Eve, daffodils, and masses of sweet clover white with its delicate, fragrant, feathery sprays; scarlet lightning that shot its fiery lances over prim white musk-flowers; a garden it was where sunshine lingered and bees hummed, and winds, beguiled into loitering, purred and rustled.