Origin: L. Fragrans. -antis, p.pr. Of fragrare to emit a smell of fragrance: cf. OF. Fragrant. Affecting the olfactory nerves agreeably; sweet of smell; odourous; having or emitting an agreeable perfume. "Fragrant the fertile earth After soft showers." (Milton)

Synonyms: Sweet-smelling, odourous, odouriferous, swetacented, redolent, ambrosial, balmy, spicy, aromatic. Fra"grantly.

(01 Mar 1998)