What does aromatic mean?

aromatic meaning in General Dictionary

A plant drug or medicine characterized by a fragrant scent and often by a warm pungent style as ginger cinnamon herbs

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  • regarding or containing aroma fragrant spicy strong scented odoriferous as aromatic balsam
  • (chemistry) of or regarding or containing several benzene bands
  • having a stronger pleasant smell
  • Alt. of Aromatical
  • A plant, medicine, or medication, characterized by a fragrant scent, and in most cases by a warm, pungent taste, as ginger, cinnamon, spices.

aromatic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, aromatyk, from Middle French aromatique (14c.), from Latin aromaticus, from Greek aromatikos, from aroma (genitive aromatos) "seasoning, nice spruce," that will be of as yet not known origin.

aromatic meaning in Cooking Dictionary

A vegetable, herb, or spruce that provides meals a lively fragrance and taste. In classic cooking, a reference to "aromatics" usually suggests onions, carrot and celery.

aromatic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Alt. of Aromatical

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  • (n.) A plant, drug, or medicine, characterized by a fragrant odor, and usually by a warm, pungent taste, as ginger, cinnamon, spices.

Sentence Examples with the word aromatic

This is obviously unsymmetrical, consisting of an aliphatic and an aromatic nucleus; Claus explained the formation of the same phthalic acid from the oxidation of either nucleus by supposing that if the aromatic group be oxidized, the aliphatic residue assumes the character of a benzene nucleus.

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