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aroma

a·ro·ma

aroma

 
 
pronunciation:
ro m
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pleasant odor, such as that of spices, herbs, or food; fragrance.
The kitchen had an aroma of freshly baked bread.
synonyms:
fragrance, perfume, redolence, scent
similar words:
odor, smell
definition 2: the characteristic odor of wine or spirits; bouquet.
synonyms:
bouquet
similar words:
essence, fragrance, odor, scent, smell
definition 3: a pervasive but intangible quality.
He detected the faint aroma of scandal in her story.
synonyms:
air, aura, essence, flavor, smell
similar words:
atmosphere, character, complexion, odor, quality, spirit, tang, tone
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Aroma may come from an ancient Greek word that means "to plow." Perhaps the good smell of plowed earth explains how a word for plowing became the origin of a word for fragrance.
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