Definition for FRAGRANCE, or FRAGRANCY

FRAGRANCE, or FRAGRANCY, n. [L. fragrantia, from fragro, to smell strong. Ar. أَرِجَ ariga, to emit or diffuse odor. The Arabic is without a prefix, and the word belongs probably to the great family of reach, stretch.]

Sweetness of smell; that quality of bodies which affects the olfactory nerves with an agreeable sensation; pleasing scent; grateful odor. Eve separate he spies, / Vailed in a cloud of fragrance. Milton. The goblet crown'd, / Breathed aromatic fragrancies around. Pope.

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