Definition of aroma in English:
- The aroma of the fresh coffee could be smelled half way down the street, says Muriel.
- The air smelled of cotton candy and popcorn, the fresh and tantalizing aromas of childhood.
- It was stuffed with something soft that rustled and smelt pleasant: a potpourri aroma.
A walk past any Indian restaurant will confirm that spices have a definite aroma, and it is ‘spice’ that was the original meaning of aroma. From the 13th century, when the word entered English via Latin from Greek arōma, ‘spice’ was the only meaning, and the modern sense ‘a distinctive pleasant smell’ did not appear until the beginning of the 19th century.
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