Word of the Day: Petrichor

Petrichor (Noun):

Referring to the fragrant, perfume-like smell produced by fresh rainfall mixing with dry earth and plant oils.

The word was first used in 1964 and was derived from the Greek words “petros” (stone) and “ichor” — which refers to the blood of the gods.


In use: “The rain brought on a familiar smell of petrichor for the weary travellers.”

Metaphorical Use: “Her beautiful golden hair smelled of petrichor; rejuvenating the senses and putting an end to the emotional drought that plagued me for so many years.”


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