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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The highly aromatic herb Moxa is sometimes used.
▪ Sage: A strongly aromatic herb with a mildly resinous flavor, sage has a particular affinity for game birds.
▪ The monks of old began a tradition of growing aromatic herbs which still survives.
▪ Tarragon: Another strongly aromatic herb, tarragon has a hint of licorice and a subtle tang.
▪ Organic compounds including a number of carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are also present in coal dust.
▪ Natural gas is also virtually free of the lead, sulphur, particulates and aromatic hydrocarbons that cause pollution at street level.
▪ Thai basil is fast growing and wonderfully aromatic.
▪ This kind of massage is a gentle treatment using aromatic oils.
▪ A regal member of the mint family, basil has some of the same aromatic characteristics as its kin.
▪ Before an aromatic molecule can be detected, it must first be dissolved in the mucus.
▪ Matanzas Creek has focused so far on aromatic products.
▪ She had filled the room with sweet-scented jasmine and tall aromatic lilies.
▪ The acyl X substituents are invariably aromatic, and an electron-rich X group is best.
▪ Then the inner cavities were sluiced out with various aromatic and disinfecting fluids prior to sewing up.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Aromatic \Ar`o*mat"ic\ ([a^]r`[-o]*m[a^]t"[i^]k), n. A plant, drug, or medicine, characterized by a fragrant smell, and usually by a warm, pungent taste, as ginger, cinnamon, spices.


Aromatic \Ar`o*mat"ic\, Aromatical \Ar`o*mat"ic*al\, a. [L. aromaticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. aromatique. See Aroma.] Pertaining to, or containing, aroma; fragrant; spicy; strong-scented; odoriferous; as, aromatic balsam.

Aromatic compound (Chem.), one of a large class of organic substances, as the oils of bitter almonds, wintergreen, and turpentine, the balsams, camphors, etc., many of which have an aromatic odor. They include many of the most important of the carbon compounds and may all be derived from the benzene group, C6H6. The term is extended also to many of their derivatives.

Aromatic vinegar. See under Vinegar.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, aromatyk, from Middle French aromatique (14c.), from Latin aromaticus, from Greek aromatikos, from aroma (genitive aromatos) "seasoning, sweet spice," which is of unknown origin.


a. 1 fragrant or spicy. 2 (context organic chemistry English) Having a closed ring of alternate single and double bonds with delocalized electrons. 3 (context organic chemistry English) derived from benzene. n. A fragrant plant or spice added to a dish to flavour it.

  1. adj. (chemistry) of or relating to or containing one or more benzene rings; "an aromatic organic compound"

  2. having a strong distinctive fragrance; "the pine woods were more redolent"- Jean Stafford [syn: redolent]

  1. redirect Aromaticity

Usage examples of "aromatic".

From the twenty-sixth of August to the second of September, that is from the battle of Borodino to the entry of the French into Moscow, during the whole of that agitating, memorable week, there had been the extraordinary autumn weather that always comes as a surprise, when the sun hangs low and gives more heat than in spring, when everything shines so brightly in the rare clear atmosphere that the eyes smart, when the lungs are strengthened and refreshed by inhaling the aromatic autumn air, when even the nights are warm, and when in those dark warm nights, golden stars startle and delight us continually by falling from the sky.

This step completed, he passed one of the aromatic branches several times over the candle flame, dipped it in the glowing water, and sprinkled Alec from head to foot, repeating the flame and water process several times.

When green and unripe, Gooseberries are employed in a sauce, together with bechamel, and aromatic spices, this being taken with mackerel and other rich fish, as an acid corrective condiment.

Its leaves and tops have a strong aromatic odour, and a penetrating warms bitterish taste which is rather nauseous.

Here they went ashore to a wretched bivouac, to lie about the camp fires, with their belts drawn tight, chewing grass or aromatic leaves to allay their hunger.

Besides containing citric and malic acids, the Raspberry affords a volatile oil of aromatic flavour, with crystallisable sugar, pectin, colouring matter, mucus, some mineral salts, and water.

The dromos, or avenue of sphinxes, was carpeted with palm and nelumbo leaves, and copper censers as large as caldrons had been set at equidistance from one another, and an unceasing reek of aromatics drifted up from them throughout the day.

Jamie up in bed with a hot stone to his feet, a mustard plaster on his chest, and a hot tisane of aromatic peppermint and ephedra leaves to drink.

Besides, Herbert discovered towards the southwest point of the lagoon a natural warren, a slightly damp meadow, covered with willows and aromatic herbs which scented the air, such as thyme, basil, savory, all the sweet-scented species of the labiated plants, which the rabbits appeared to be particularly fond of.

Barbary partridges could be heard: the air was filled with the scent of lavender and lentiscus and a hundred other aromatic shrubs hot in the sun.

Thundering for Liberator blood, the masses stood watching the platform, bier and shrine dissolve into a wall of solid fire, not moving again until the blaze died away and the whole of Rome was filled with the dizzying, beautiful smell of burning aromatics.

There were obnoxious smells such as ketones and mercaptans, and dangerous ones such as benzene and toluene and other aromatic hydrocarbons.

And in the meantime, thought Trevagg, slipping his arm around the trembling bundle of aromatic sensuality that fate had dropped into his lap, there was the matter of this girl, and getting a room at the Mos Eisley Inn, to consummate what she thought would be the start of a wonderful marriage-the more fool she!

He spoke to Gabrielle about it as they rode between the aromatic vines, watching the men carrying baskets of hops to the oast houses to be dried.

Daish Reik had been shaving a length of hard, aromatic lilla wood into a feathery tmderstick with rapid strokes of his dagger.