aromatic

If something is aromatic, it smells good. Think fragrant roses, savory spices, freshly cut grass, or spring rain.

Aromatic derives from the Greek aromatikos, meaning “sweet spice.” It is related to aroma, but there is one key difference between the meanings of the two words. While aromatic means "having a pleasant smell," aroma means just "smell" — that smell could be pleasant, or it could be the nastiest, mustiest, old-cheesiest smell on the planet. Say either "What is that pleasant aroma wafting from your kitchen?" or "What is that aromatic smell?" and you'll be saying essentially the same thing.

Primary Meanings of aromatic

1.
adj
having a strong pleasant odor
2.
adj
(chemistry) of or relating to or containing one or more benzene rings
Full Definitions of aromatic
1

adj having a strong pleasant odor

Synonyms:
redolent
fragrant
pleasant-smelling
2

adj (chemistry) of or relating to or containing one or more benzene rings

“an aromatic organic compound”

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