Meaning of AROMATIC in English

adj. & n.

adj. 1 fragrant, spicy; (of a smell) pleasantly pungent. 2 Chem. of organic compounds having an unsaturated ring, esp. containing a benzene ring.

n. an aromatic substance. aromatically adv. aromaticity n.

[ ME f. OF aromatique f. LL aromaticus f. Gk aromatikos (as AROMA, -IC) ]

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