(Lovely) Word of the Day: Pet·ri·chor

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Pet·ri·chor

/ˈpeˌtrīkôr/   noun
 
  1. a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.
     
    The word is constructed from Greek, petros, meaning ‘stone’ + ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology. It is defined as “the distinctive scent which accompanies the first rain after a long warm dry spell”.
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    “Other than the petrichor emanating from the rapidly drying grass, there was not a trace of evidence that it had rained at all”
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