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fragrant / sweet smelling / aromatic / savory or appetizing / (to eat) with relish / (of sleep) sound / perfume or spice / joss or incense stick / CL:
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literary reputation
lilac (Syringia vulgaris) / clove (Eugenia aromatica)
(of a fragrance) to waft about / (fig.) (of foods) to become popular in other places as well
sweet scent / fragrant odor
balmy / fragrant / aromatic (chemistry)
fragrance of flowers
Chinese eaglewood / agarwood tree (Aquilaria agallocha) / lignum aloes
strong fragrance / pungent
yuxiang, a seasoning of Chinese cuisine that typically contains garlic, scallions, ginger, sugar, salt, chili peppers etc (Although "yuxiang" literally means "fish fragrance", it contains no seafood.)
subtle fragrance
interesting and appealing (of old locations, objects etc)
sandalwood
fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
popular / in demand / well regarded
wrinkled giant hyssop / Agastache rugosa (botany)
mosquito-repellent incense or coil
five spice seasoned / incorporating the five basic flavors of Chinese cooking (sweet, sour, bitter, savory, salty)
national grace, divine fragrance (idiom); an outstanding beauty
costus root (medicinal herb) / aucklandia / Saussurea costus / Dolomiaea souliei
lit. birdsong and fragrant flowers (idiom); fig. the intoxication of a beautiful spring day
tuberose / Cestrum nocturnum, see also 夜香木
delicate fragrance
musk
to burn incense
rosin / pine rosin
frankincense
to burn incense
incense
to burn incense / to thank profusely
passion fruit
fragrance / fragrant (of incense)
snowdrop bush (Styrax officinalis) / gum storax, used in TCM
She Xiang (c. 1361-1396), lady who served as Yi ethnic group leader in Yunnan in early Ming times
fragrance / fragrant
Rutaceae / the citrus family
to burn incense
winter daphne
sambong (Blumea balsamifera)
a kind of sleeping gas or smoke used by thieves to incapacitate victims
Chinese anise / star anise / Fructus Anisi Stellati
(botany) patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
rare perfume
spearmint
the first stick of incense placed in the censer (believed to bring good luck esp. during festivities) / (slang) (Tw) the first reply to a blog post etc
to burn incense at a temple
burn incense
rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
eloquence that generates perfume (idiom); profound and significant text
lit. to feel the taste in one's mouth (idiom) / fig. to water at the mouth / to drool in anticipation
root of Vladimiria souliei (used in TCM) / Dolomiaea souliei
to go on a pilgrimage and offer incense (idiom)
orange jasmine (Murraya paniculata) / "chicken butt", popular Taiwan snack on a stick, made of marinated "white cut chicken" butt
lilac
fennel / fennel seed
see 孜然, cumin
pina colada (cocktail)
see 香附
dill seed
tulip
Styrax officinalis or Styrax benzoin / benzoin resin (used in TCM) / Benzoinum
to choose which Buddha to burn incense to (idiom); fig. to curry favor from the right person
ambergris
lingering fragrance
see 孜然, cumin
thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Chinese anise / star anise
lit. burying jade and interring incense (idiom); funeral for a beautiful person


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