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petrichor (PET-ri-kuhr) noun

The pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell.

[From petro- (rock), from Greek petros (stone) + ichor (the fluid that is supposed to flow in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology). Coined by researchers I.J. Bear and R.G. Thomas.]

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It’s so perfect, I’m tempted to have my daughter’s already perfect name changed.

Maybe I’ll just start telling people it’s short for petrichor.

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