Word of the Day: Petrichor

Yesterday we had a torrential rainstorm where I live and the smell it provided was absolutely heavenly…it reminded me of Hawaii. My friend Mauricio told me this smell is called “petrichor.”  Per Wikipedia: Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrɨkɔər/) is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek, petra, meaning ‘stone’, + ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology.

Read more here.

Thanks Mauricio for supplying me with this word!

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