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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Fragrant, a. [e.m.E. fragraunt (1514), fragrant, F. fragrant, L. frāgrans.] Sweet-smelling. — a1500 Seven S. 727.
Ane herb … Sa faire, sa fragrant, and sa soft
1501 Doug. Pal. Hon. Prol. 15.
The fragrant flouris blomand in thair seis
Id. Æn. vi. x. 75.
Ane wod of laurare grene … Fragraut of sueit odour
1549 Compl. 37/13.
The sueit fragrant smel of tendir gyrssis
a1568 Scott vii. 29.
Adew the fragrant balme suaif

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