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a·ro·ma

aroma

 
 
pronunciation:
ro m
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part of speech: noun
definition: a pleasant smell; fragrance.
The kitchen had an aroma of freshly baked bread.
synonyms:
fragrance, perfume, scent
similar words:
odor, smell
Word History
Aroma may come from an ancient Greek word that means "to plow." Perhaps the good smell of plowed earth explains how a word for plowing became the origin of a word for fragrance.
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