The obscure word of the week is petrichor

This week’s obscure English word – well, in this case, a term – is petrichor.

It’s a neologism, apparently coined in 1964, to describe the smell of wet ground after rain.

Your challenge: write a sentence or two in the comments using this word.

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3 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is petrichor

  1. Clouds were forming outside as Petra pondered the impossible crossword clue “what flows in the veins of the Greek gods”, ”Ichor” cried out Wairua as the impending rain began to release the sweet petrichor smell from the dry rocky ground. Petra wrote ‘Ichor’ and completed the crossword in record time.

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