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Having a pleasant or sweet smell.‘she gathered the fragrant blooms’
sweet-scented, sweet-smelling, scented, perfumed, aromatic, sweetView synonyms
- ‘At the store's coffee shop another group relaxed over fragrant cappuccinos and pastry.’
- ‘These make ideal portable plants providing a fragrant perfume and vivid colour in early to mid-summer next year.’
- ‘As you walk by a fruit stand in the market the sweet, fragrant smell also indicates that the melons are ready to eat.’
- ‘He wished he could smell her fragrant perfume right there and then.’
- ‘We dined alfresco, overlooking the fragrant, colourful gardens full of tropical blooms.’
- ‘Most brambles grow in full sun; the fragrant thimbleberry grows at the edges of moist, shady woodlands.’
- ‘The jasmine on my balcony is so fragrant that I can smell it as soon as I open the door in the morning.’
- ‘It's the perfect day for it - brilliantly sunny and fragrant with the forest smells of pine and damp earth.’
- ‘With soap still to be invented, the fragrant oils and waters were used in bathing and for perfuming hair.’
- ‘Around every corner was a bed just exploding with roses, and each one more magnificent and fragrant than the last.’
- ‘Some say the smell of teak is somewhat strange but it smells very natural and fragrant to most.’
- ‘The air was pungent with the rich smell of the earth, and the fragrant scent of flowers.’
- ‘The myriad of colours and the sweet, fragrant scent of the blooms overwhelmed the senses to the point of excess.’
- ‘As the following fragrant plants are winter-flowering, it's nice to have them close to the house.’
- ‘While the colours were as vibrant as ever, the fragrant varieties were a particular delight.’
- ‘It's unrewarding, too, since the leaves aren't fragrant until they are stirred in a pan.’
- ‘Other fragrant scents to human senses are most often those produced by flowers visited by pollinators.’
- ‘Already, at the end of the new branches, there were signs of fragrant blooms to come.’
- ‘It's the fragrant aroma of tansy, a plant that as far back as medieval times was used for flavouring and as a natural remedy.’
- ‘Add the garlic and sage and cook for a minute or two, until fragrant.’
Late Middle English: from French, or from Latin fragrant- ‘smelling sweet’, from the verb fragrare.
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