1》 having an aroma.
2》 Chemistry (of an organic compound) containing an unsaturated ring of atoms which is stabilized by an interaction of the bonds forming the ring.
noun an aromatic plant, substance, or compound.
aromatically adverb
aromaticity noun (Chemistry).

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