- having an aroma; fragrant or sweet-scented; odoriferous.
- Chemistry. of or relating to an aromatic compound or compounds.
- a plant, drug, or medicine yielding a fragrant aroma, as sage or certain spices and oils.
- aromatic compound.
- having a distinctive, usually fragrant smell
- (of an organic compound) having an unsaturated ring containing alternating double and single bonds, esp containing a benzene ring; exhibiting aromaticityCompare aliphatic
- something, such as a plant or drug, giving off a fragrant smell
adj.c.1400, aromatyk, from Middle French aromatique (14c.), from Latin aromaticus, from Greek aromatikos, from aroma (genitive aromatos) “seasoning, sweet spice,” of unknown origin. adj.
- Having an agreeable, somewhat pungent, spicy odor.
- Of, relating to, or containing one or more six-carbon rings characteristic of the benzene series and related organic groups.
- Any of a group of vegetable-derived drugs having a fragrant odor and slight stimulative properties.
- An aromatic organic compound.
- Relating to an organic compound containing at least one benzene ring or similar ring-shaped component. Naphthalene and TNT are aromatic compounds. Compare aliphatic.