from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having an aroma; fragrant or sweet-smelling: aromatic herbs.
- adj. Chemistry Of, relating to, or containing one or more six-carbon rings characteristic of the benzene series and related organic groups.
- n. An aromatic plant or substance, such as a medication.
- n. Chemistry An aromatic organic compound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Fragrant or spicy.
- adj. Having a closed ring of alternate single and double bonds with delocalized electrons.
- adj. derived from benzene.
- n. A fragrant plant or spice added to a dish to flavour it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or containing, aroma; fragrant; spicy; strong-scented; odoriferous.
- n. A plant, drug, or medicine, characterized by a fragrant smell, and usually by a warm, pungent taste, as ginger, cinnamon, spices.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Giving out an aroma; fragrant; sweetscented; odoriferous; of spicy flavor.
- Caused by an aroma or fragrant odor.
- In chem., an epithet formerly applied to a small group of organic bodies, of vegetable origin, which had an aromatic smell and taste; now applied to all those compounds which are derived from the hydrocarbon benzene, C6H6.
- n. A plant, drug, or medicine which yields a fragrant smell, as sage, certain spices and oils, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a strong pleasant odor
- adj. (chemistry) of or relating to or containing one or more benzene rings
From Middle French aromatique, from Ancient Greek ἄρωμα (arōma, "seasoning, spicy and/or fragrant smell"). (Wiktionary)