Word of the Week 12th April 2015

Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by @Heena Rathore P. (http://heenarathorep.com/). It’s a fun way to improve vocubulary by learning new words every week.

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Petrichor · \ PET-ri-kuhr\· noun

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

‘other than the petrichor emanating from the rapidly drying grass, there was not a trace of evidence that it had rained at all’

‘The petrichor in the air reminded me of home and I found myself humming “Mitti di khushboo”  ‘   ( this sentence I made at random from my own experience)


1960s: blend of petro- ‘relating to rocks’ (the smell is believed to be caused by a liquid mixture of organic compounds which collects in the ground) and ichor.

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0 thoughts on “Word of the Week 12th April 2015

  1. I really like this word, Priya.I should have guessed it was related to rocks from the word petro. Your sentence explains the use of the word well. 🙂

  2. Great word, Priya. Its not one I’ve come across very often and I had a moment of of ‘Oh – I remember that word!’ when I saw it. 🙂

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