aromatic

Definitions

  • 1. Aromatic kernels of a much used kind
    1. Aromatic kernels of a much used kind
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj aromatic having a strong pleasant odor "the pine woods were more redolent"- Jean Stafford"
    • adj aromatic (chemistry) of or relating to or containing one or more benzene rings "an aromatic organic compound"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee trees produce highly aromatic, short-lived flowers producing a scent between jasmine and orange. These blossoms produce cranberry-sized coffee cherries. It takes four to five years to yield a commercial harvest.
    • n Aromatic A plant, drug, or medicine, characterized by a fragrant smell, and usually by a warm, pungent taste, as ginger, cinnamon, spices.
    • a Aromatic Pertaining to, or containing, aroma; fragrant; spicy; strong-scented; odoriferous; as, aromatic balsam.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aromatic Giving out an aroma; fragrant; sweetscented; odoriferous; of spicy flavor.
    • aromatic Caused by an aroma or fragrant odor.
    • aromatic 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. They are distinguished from those of the fatty series by not being derived from methane, CH4, and by the fact that hydrogen in the aromatic hydrocarbons is easily directly replaced by another univalent element or radical, while in compounds of the fatty series it is not. They generally contain more carbon, also, than the compounds of the fatty series.
    • n aromatic A plant, drug, or medicine which yields a fragrant smell, as sage, certain spices and oils, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Aromatic fragrant: spicy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aromaticus, Gr. : cf. F. aromatique,. See Aroma
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. and L. from Gr. arōma.

Usage

In literature:

The daintily aromatic bouquet of this wine is seldom unaffected even by the short railway journey to the capital.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
She had indeed noticed a strong, peculiar odor of herbs and aromatic plants.
"The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
The whole plant, when bruised, is highly aromatic; having the odor and flavor of cloves.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Then in the next compartment was the hypodermic syringe, and beside it a flask for aromatic spirits of ammonia.
"Shelled by an Unseen Foe" by James Fiske
This style becomes aromatic, like the perfume of faded rose-leaves in a china jar.
"Obiter Dicta Second Series" by Augustine Birrell
Sheard lighted one, and discovered it possessed a peculiar aromatic flavour, which he found very fascinating.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
As the physician forced some aromatic spirits of ammonia between his lips the lieutenant opened his eyes and gazed about vaguely.
"The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service" by James R. Driscoll
To this were added spices, aromatic gums, salt and soda.
"A Fantasy of Mediterranean Travel" by S. G. Bayne
Anyhow, I have been sent to fetch a bottle of aromatic vinegar which Jane, poor girl!
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
Under the cloth was an aromatic resinous salve.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
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In poetry:

Then this immensive cup
Of aromatic wine,
Catullus, I quaff up
To that terse muse of thine.
"To Live Merrily, And To Trust To Good Verses" by Robert Herrick
I feel the breath of the summer night,
Aromatic fire:
The trees, the vines, the flowers are astir
With tender desire.
"A Summer Night" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
As aromatic plants bestow
No spicy fragrance while they grow;
But crush'd, or trodden to the ground,
Diffuse their balmy sweets around.
"The Captivity" by Oliver Goldsmith
Her gorgous death-bed! Her rich pyre
Burnt up with aromatic fire!
Her urn, sight high from spoiler men!
Her birthplace when self-born again!
"The Phoenix" by George Darley
Behold my hair twisting and going black.
Behold my eyes turn tawny yellow
Negroid;
See the milk of northern spume
Coagulating and going black in my veins
Aromatic as frankincense.
"Tropic" by D H Lawrence
The fragrant perfume of the flowers,
Exuding in the summer hours,
E'en as the altar's incense rare
Disseminated through the air,
May never reach the azure skies,
Yet can the earth aromatize.
"The Fragrant Perfume Of The Flowers." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

Boka Restaurant Group mixologist Benjamin Schiller challenged his friend Josh Pearson of Sepia with propolis, an aromatic resin bees use to seal small cracks in their hives.
Saudi Aramco plans move into global aromatics market - executive.
That means red wines with soft tannins and white wines with a reasonably fruity, aromatic demeanour.
Sweet, spicy and aromatic, Asian barbecue is some of the world's finest, fastest--and easiest.
With plenty of aromatics and seasonings, these Korean-style wings are flavorful with a little kick.
This pungent, aromatic paste can be used as a marinade for meat, poultry and seafood or added to sauces.
Soft grasses, aromatic herbs, and silvery foliage fill in between them, softening the path 's edges.
We love a yummy aroma to help us wind down after a long day, but sometimes our aromatic body products compete with our favorite perfumes .
There's nothing quite like a bowl of pho —the steamy broth, the satisfying noodles and the aromatic blend of beef and basil.
Pinot Noir — loaded with red fruit character and aromatic earth tones — is a prime September wine choice.
Aromatic gray-green leaves topped with long-stemmed spikes of purple flowers.
Accented with painted clay shapes, this container is even more charming when filled with aromatic potpourri .
Raspberry keytone is the aromatic component found in red raspberries .
Often referred to as a food-friendly wine because it is gentle on the palate, merlot is an appropriate accompaniment to mixed menus, red meat, seasoned poultry, and this aromatic pasta dish.
Reformer Reductions Pinch Aromatics.
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In science:

Aromatic Hydrocarbons and IR Astrophysics : The state of the PAH model and a posssible tracer of Nitrogen in C-rich dust.
High excitation ISM and gas
The profiles of the aromatic infrared bands explained with molecular carriers.
High excitation ISM and gas
Detection of mid-IR aromatic hydrocarbon emission features from the Small Magellanic Cloud.
High excitation ISM and gas
At z ≥ 1, the 8 µm polycyclical aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) band is shifted out of the longest ISOCAM band at 15 µm, and the longer wavelength ISOPHOT bands have limitations in both sensitivity and angular resolution.
Spitzer view on the evolution of star-forming galaxies from z=0 to z~3
Figure 5 shows how the different IRAC bands distinguish polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-dominated reflection nebulae from knots and filaments excited by outflows in NGC 7129 (Gutermuth et al. 2004, Morris et al. 2004).
First Fruits of the Spitzer Space Telescope: Galactic and Solar System Studies
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