aroma

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aroma any property detected by the olfactory system
    • n aroma a distinctive odor that is pleasant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Beer has a bitter taste and slightly pungent aroma because of lupulin, a substance found in hops.
    • Aroma Fig.: The fine diffusive quality of intellectual power; flavor; as, the subtile aroma of genius.
    • Aroma The quality or principle of plants or other substances which constitutes their fragrance; agreeable odor; as, the aroma of coffee.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Chocolate was introduced into the United States in 1765 when cocoa beans were brought from the West Indies to Dorchester, Massachusetts.Cocoa butter is the natural fat of the cocoa bean. It has a delicate chocolate aroma, but is very bitter tasting. It is used to give body, smoothness, and flavor to eating chocolate.
    • n aroma Spice: usually in the plural, spices.
    • n aroma An odor arising from spices, plants, or other substances, more especially an agreeable odor; fragrance; spicy perfume.
    • n aroma Figuratively, a characteristic but subtle quality; a pervasive charm or flavor.
    • n aroma Synonyms Perfume, Fragrance, etc. See smell, n.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The aroma and flavor derived from coffee is a result of the little beads of the oily substance called coffee essence, coffeol, or coffee oil. This is not an actual oil since it dissolves in water.
    • n Aroma a-rō′ma sweet smell: the odorous principle of plants:
    • n Aroma a-rō′ma (fig.) flavour or peculiar charm of any kind
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Quotations

  • Walter Abish
    Walter Abish
    “America fears the unshaven legs, the unshaven men's cheeks, the aroma of perspiration, and the limp prick. Above all it fears the limp prick.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “Behave so the aroma of your actions may enhance the general sweetness of the atmosphere.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aroma, Gr. : cf. OE. aromaz, aromat, spice, F. aromate,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. and L. from Gr. arōma.

Usage

In literature:

Winifred stooped, as she passed, and gathered a handful, which she crushed in both hands, taking in a deep breath of their spicy aroma.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
Duncan doesn't smoke, worse luck; and I find I miss the old aroma.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
The aroma of highly seasoned cooking came from a restaurant at the foot of a rickety flight of steps.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
He was a fierce looking-fellow, yet with a twinkle in his eye as he sniffed the delightful aroma of the coffee.
"Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise" by Louis Arundel
For woman has been woman so far as she has been anything, and the aromas of that high estate have hung and still hang about her.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 1, July, 1863" by Various
When she removed the lid from the saucepan a spicy aroma spread itself abroad.
"The Wrong Woman" by Charles D. Stewart
The huge coffee pot was sending out a nose-tingling aroma.
"Project Mastodon" by Clifford Donald Simak
He went more slowly, steeping his senses in the aroma of luxury.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
As I continue to count to five, I shall smell the pleasant, healthy aroma of the salt water.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
Our first-fruits may be immature, unripe, but to us they have a goodly flavour, a subtle, sweet aroma of their own.
"Doctor Luttrell's First Patient" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
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In poetry:

It may be fantasy, I know,
But round that hour of Death
I always found an aroma
On every zephyr's breath.
"The Vesper Chime" by Mary Gardiner Horsford
What flowers are those that blow their balm unto us
From mouths of wild aroma, each a flame?--
That breathe of love, of love we know that drew us,
That kissed our eyes, so we might see the same.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
There is no star yet: but the smell
Of hay and pennyroyal mix
With herb aromas of the dell,
Where the root-hidden cricket clicks:
Among the ironweeds a bell
Clangs near the rail-fenced clover-ricks.
""Below The Sunset’s Range Of Rose"" by Madison Julius Cawein
From somewhere close by, rises the warmth of your breath
and in its own aroma smolders, slowly, bit by bit.
Far-off, across the horizon, dropp by glistening drop
Falls the dew of your beguiling glance.
"Wasteland Of Solitude" by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Deep let us breathe the ripeness and savor of balsam,
Tears that the pines have wept in sorrow sweet,
With its aroma comes beguilement of things forgotten,
Long-past hopes of the years on tip-toeing feet.
"Among the Pines" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Are these her dreams? or is it that the breeze
Pelts me with petals of the quince, and lifts
The Balm-o'-Gilead buds? and seems to squeeze
Aroma on aroma through sweet rifts
Of Eden, dripping through the rainy trees.
"O Maytime Woods!" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

2011 Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand: crisp and rich, with aromas and flavors of gooseberries, minerals and grapefruit.
2012 Mills Reef Winery Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand: very rich, with aromas and flavors of white grapefruit, lemons and herbs.
He likes the idea of foods "tasted" by aroma.
Chemicals are used to create new aromas that aren't found in nature or to re-create rare ones, though most fragrances are a combination.
Evoking traditional, nostalgic holiday flavors and aromas, Duncan Hines already has introduced apple pie and pumpkin spice flavors to the market, followed by the debut of peppermint stick and gingerbread flavor mixes on Nov 1.
Out of my kitchen, aromas of happiness .
Walking past a mound of multihued heirlooms and breathing in their tomatoey aromas makes me think of pasta, panzanella and caprese salads.
This new, year-round offering from Boulevard is a refreshing hybrid wheat beer, crafted to deliver the hoppy aromas of an India pale ale and the soft grain flavor of a wheat beer.
Devil's Canyon Brewing Co. 6%): Yeasty, bready aroma, modest hops , very light body.
"So it'll be both nice hop bitterness, hop aroma, mixed in with traditional Belgian spices.".
Yeah, it's been a while since it all went down but the stank aroma of the fuzz breathin' down your neck is worse than week old road kill.
There's no distinctive aroma or taste to write about.
Each Friday during Lent , churches around New Orleans are transformed into bustling community cafeterias, full of people, suffused with the aroma of frying fish and driven by the pulse of deep tradition.
Bernal, CPL Aromas Columbia Senior Perfumer, Dies at 59.
Whipped Cream flavored vodka "possesses a seductive aroma that complements its smooth whipped cream taste," they say, while Fluffed Marshmallow is subtly sweet.
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In science:

Maki et al. and Pontecorvo that there could be mixings (and oscillation) of neutrinos of different aromas (i.e., νe → νµ transitions).
Neutrino Oscillations. Theory and Experiment
The expression (17) presents the probability of neutrino aroma oscillations.
Neutrino Oscillations. Theory and Experiment
For example, if we follow the nerve excitation caused by the molecules of a flower which interact with those of his nose we will never “see” or experience the aroma.
Founding quantum theory on the basis of consciousness
The extracted visible b quark production cross section σvis (ep → e′D∗µX ) = (380 ± 120 ± 130) pb is significantly above the predictions of 106 pb by the AROMA leading-order MC.
Multi-hadron Final States
Fig. 5: Cross sections for D+ production in DIS. A leading order + parton shower QCD prediction (AROMA) is shown for comparison.
Heavy Quarks: Summary Report
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