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Aroma vs. Scent

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Aromanoun

A smell; especially a pleasant spicy or fragrant one.

‘I love the aroma of cinnamon.’;

Scentnoun

A distinctive odour or smell.

‘the scent of flowers’; ‘the scent of a skunk’;

Aromanoun

The quality or principle of plants or other substances which constitutes their fragrance; agreeable odor; as, the aroma of coffee.

Scentnoun

An odour left by an animal that may be used for tracing.

‘The dogs lost the scent.’;

Aromanoun

Fig.: The fine diffusive quality of intellectual power; flavor; as, the subtile aroma of genius.

Scentnoun

The sense of smell.

‘I believe the bloodhound has the best scent of all dogs.’;

Aromanoun

any property detected by the olfactory system

Scentnoun

A perfume.

Aromanoun

a distinctive odor that is pleasant

Scentnoun

(figuratively) Any trail or trace that can be followed to find something or someone, such as the paper left behind in a paperchase.

Scentnoun

(obsolete) Sense, perception.

Scentverb

to detect the scent of

‘The hounds scented the fox in the woods.’;

Scentverb

to impart an odour to

‘Scent the air with burning sage before you begin your meditation.’;

Scentverb

To have a smell.

Scentverb

To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.

Scentverb

To perceive by the olfactory organs; to smell; as, to scent game, as a hound does.

‘Methinks I scent the morning air.’;

Scentverb

To imbue or fill with odor; to perfume.

‘Balm from a silver box distilled around,Shall all bedew the roots, and scent the sacred ground.’;

Scentverb

To have a smell.

‘Thunderbolts . . . do scent strongly of brimstone.’;

Scentverb

To hunt animals by means of the sense of smell.

Scentnoun

That which, issuing from a body, affects the olfactory organs of animals; odor; smell; as, the scent of an orange, or of a rose; the scent of musk.

‘With lavish hand diffuses scents ambrosial.’;

Scentnoun

Specifically, the odor left by an animal on the ground in passing over it; as, dogs find or lose the scent; hence, course of pursuit; track of discovery.

‘He gained the observations of innumerable ages, and traveled upon the same scent into Ethiopia.’;

Scentnoun

The power of smelling; the sense of smell; as, a hound of nice scent; to divert the scent.

Scentnoun

a distinctive odor that is pleasant

Scentnoun

an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced

Scentnoun

any property detected by the olfactory system

Scentverb

cause to smell or be smelly

Scentverb

catch the scent of; get wind of;

‘The dog nosed out the drugs’;

Scentverb

apply perfume to;

‘She perfumes herself every day’;

Scentnoun

a distinctive smell, especially one that is pleasant

‘the scent of freshly cut hay’;

Scentnoun

pleasant-smelling liquid worn on the skin; perfume

‘she sprayed scent over her body’;

Scentnoun

a trail indicated by the characteristic smell of an animal and perceptible to hounds or other animals

‘the hound followed the scent’;

Scentnoun

a trail of evidence or other signs assisting someone in a search or investigation

‘I got word that other reporters had picked up the scent’;

Scentnoun

the faculty or sense of smell

‘the dog, having the help of scent as well as of sight’;

Scentverb

impart a pleasant scent to

‘a glass of tea scented with a local herb’;

Scentverb

discern by the sense of smell

‘a shark can scent blood from well over half a kilometre away’;

Scentverb

sense the presence, existence, or imminence of

‘the Premier scented victory last night’;

Scentverb

sniff (the air) for a scent

‘the bull advanced, scenting the breeze at every step’;

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