A*ro"ma (#), n. [L. aroma, Gr. : cf. OE. aromaz, aromat, spice, F. aromate.]
The quality or principle of plants or other substances which constitutes their fragrance; agreeable odor; as, the aroma of coffee.
Fig.: The fine diffusive quality of intellectual power; flavor; as, the subtile aroma of genius.
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