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.

To pariticipate, simply do a post with your word and leave a link to it as a comment o Heena’s WOW post.

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Petrichor ยท \ PET-ri-kuhr\ยท noun

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

Examples:
‘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)

Origin

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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http://heenarathorep.com/word-treasure/

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