1. a loud, harsh noise; a crash, a din ...1605 obs.
2. fragrance; a strong sweet scent ...1638 obs. rare
n. 1. from Latin fragor (noise, crash), from frag- stem of frangĕre (to break)
n. 2. from Italian fragore = fragrore from Latin frāgr frāgrant-em, present participle of frāgrāre (to smell sweetly)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1605 - see EXAMPLE below
"...For in this hight of fortvne are imbred,
Those thundring fragors that affright the earth.
From thence haue all distempratures their head:
That bringes forth desolation, famine, d•arth,
There certaine order is disordered:
And there it is confusion hath her birth..."
From: The Tragedie of Philotas
- Samuel Daniel