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Word Nerd : Petrichor

Petrichor is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. Petrichor is formed from the Greek petra, meaning "stone", and Δ«chōr, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology. Petrichor was named by two Australian researchers, who discovered that the smell is an oily essence emitted from rocks… Continue reading Word Nerd : Petrichor

Word Nerd

Word Nerd : Petrichor

Petrichor is the name for that perfectly pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell. It was named by two Australian researchers, who discovered that the smell is an oily essence emitted from rocks or soils. The oil is a complicated mixture of at least fifty different compounds, rather like a perfume.… Continue reading Word Nerd : Petrichor