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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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lilac (Syringia vulgaris) / clove (Eugenia aromatica)
literary reputation
Chinese eaglewood / agarwood tree (Aquilaria agallocha) / lignum aloes
(of a fragrance) to waft about / (fig.) (of foods) to become popular in other places as well
interesting and appealing (of old locations, objects etc)
sandalwood
popular / in demand / well regarded
mosquito-repellent incense or coil
strong fragrance / pungent
wrinkled giant hyssop / Agastache rugosa (botany)
sweet scent / fragrant odor
balmy / fragrant / aromatic (chemistry)
fragrance / fragrant (of incense)
fragrance of flowers
fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
to burn incense
to burn incense
incense
subtle fragrance
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.)
tuberose / Cestrum nocturnum, see also 夜香木
lit. birdsong and fragrant flowers (idiom); fig. the intoxication of a beautiful spring day
delicate fragrance
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 / to thank profusely
national grace, divine fragrance (idiom); an outstanding beauty
rosin / pine rosin
fragrant / delicious
musk
costus root (medicinal herb) / aucklandia / Saussurea costus / Dolomiaea souliei
rare perfume
snowdrop bush (Styrax officinalis) / gum storax, used in TCM
winter daphne
five spice seasoned / incorporating the five basic flavors of Chinese cooking (sweet, sour, bitter, savory, salty)
passion fruit
Chinese anise / star anise / Fructus Anisi Stellati
fragrance / fragrant
(botany) rue (Ruta graveolens)
frankincense
incense stick
burn incense
(botany) patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
sambong (Blumea balsamifera)
incense coil
to burn incense at a temple
She Xiang (c. 1361-1396), lady who served as Yi ethnic group leader in Yunnan in early Ming times
spearmint
a kind of sleeping gas or smoke used by thieves to incapacitate victims
lit. to feel the taste in one's mouth (idiom) / fig. to water at the mouth / to drool in anticipation
incense coil
pina colada (cocktail)
root of Vladimiria souliei (used in TCM) / Dolomiaea souliei
to burn incense
eloquence that generates perfume (idiom); profound and significant text
see 香附
awesome (expression of approval used hypocritically after bitching about the exact same thing earlier) (neologism c. 2014)
Chinese anise / star anise
to go on a pilgrimage and offer incense (idiom)
see 孜然, cumin
lit. the flowers in one's garden cannot match the fragrance of wild flowers (idiom) / fig. other women seem more attractive than one's own partner / the grass is always greener on the other side
dill seed
tulip
Styrax officinalis or Styrax benzoin / benzoin resin (used in TCM) / Benzoinum
ambergris
to choose which Buddha to burn incense to (idiom); fig. to curry favor from the right person
thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
lit. bread previously chewed by someone has no flavor (idiom) / fig. there's no joy in discovering something if someone else got there first
lingering fragrance
see 孜然, cumin
lit. burying jade and interring incense (idiom); funeral for a beautiful person
orange jasmine (Murraya paniculata) / "chicken butt", popular Taiwan snack on a stick, made of marinated "white cut chicken" butt
fennel / fennel seed
lilac
rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)


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