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 ar?ma, 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 ar&omacron;ma, spice) of Middle English aromat, aromatic substance, from Old French, from Latin ar&omacron;mata, pl. of ar&omacron;ma, from Greek, aromatic herb.
(plural aromas or aromata)
From Late Latin arōmata 'spices', from Ancient Greek ἄρωμα (arōma, “seasoning, spicy and/or fragrant smell”).