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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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