- The definition of an aroma is a smell or scent.
An example of an aroma is the smell of freshly baked bread.
- a pleasant, often spicy odor; fragrance, as of a plant, a wine, cooking, etc.
- any smell or odor
- a characteristic quality or atmosphere: a city with the aroma of Paris
Origin of aromaClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek arōma, sweet spice
- a. A quality that can be perceived by the olfactory sense: a room with an unpleasant aroma. See Synonyms at smell.b. A characteristic, usually pleasant odor, as of a plant, spice, or food: the aroma of roses. See Synonyms at fragrance.
- A distinctive, intangible quality; an aura: the aroma of success.
Origin of aromaAlteration (influenced by Latin arōma, spice) of Middle English aromat, aromatic substance, from Old French, from Latin arōmata, pl. of arōma, from Greek, aromatic herb.
(plural aromas or aromata)
From Late Latin arōmata 'spices', from Ancient Greek ἄρωμα (arōma, “seasoning, spicy and/or fragrant smell”).