Petrichor

Jan. 8th, 2014 10:09 am
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petrichor
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛtrʌɪkɔː/
noun
[mass noun]

a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather


Via the Oxford Dictionaries.

California has been pretty starved for rain—last time I looked it up, we were six inches below normal—but this morning I finally woke up to fog. It's gone now, but I can still smell the petrichor.

Date: 2014-01-09 03:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] realpestilence
That's an awesome thing, that it has a name other than "hey, it smells nice after the rain, doesn't it?"

Date: 2014-01-09 05:04 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redcirce
what a wonderful word.

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