aromatic

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See also: aromàtic

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Late Middle English, from Middle French and Old French aromatique, from Late Latin aromaticus, from Ancient Greek ἄρωμα (árōma, seasoning, spicy and/or fragrant smell).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /æ.ɹəˈmæt.ɪk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ætɪk

Adjective[edit]

aromatic (comparative more aromatic, superlative most aromatic)

  1. Fragrant or spicy.
    aromatic herbs
    aromatic taste
    • 2016, Justin O. Schmidt, The Sting of the Wild, Johns Hopkins University Press, →ISBN, p. 35
      Beautifully adorned in tuxedo black with brilliant white stripes or spots, skunks are known mainly for their aromatic properties, but they are also efficient predators of insects and other small game.
  2. (organic chemistry) Having a closed ring of alternate single and double bonds with delocalized electrons.
  3. (organic chemistry) Derived from benzene.

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Noun[edit]

aromatic (plural aromatics)

  1. A fragrant plant or spice added to a dish to flavour it.
  2. (organic chemistry) Any aromatic compound.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French aromatique, from Latin aromaticus.

Adjective[edit]

aromatic m or n (feminine singular aromatică, masculine plural aromatici, feminine and neuter plural aromatice)

  1. aromatic

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