Petrichor or… #blogjune

10Jun14

A new word for me – petrichor – “the distinctive scent which accompanies the first rain after a long warm dry spell” from Wikipedia or “A pleasant, distinctive smell frequently accompanying the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather in certain regions” -OED
So lovely and apt that it was two Australians who came up with the word…

The compound interest blog (chemistry not economics!) has a further explanation

Love learning a new word.
Odd that I should come across this in the middle of winter….won’t be experiencing petrichor any time soon I reckon, so I just hope I remember this word!

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4 Responses to “Petrichor or… #blogjune”

  1. That’s a great word – I love it when you discover a word for something that you didn’t know there was a word for – and it seems so apt for the meaning.

  2. 2 strawberriesofintegrity

    that’s exactly it!

  3. And I love that smell so, so much 🙂

    • 4 strawberriesofintegrity

      indeed….it is a smell of Australia 🙂


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