You know how it smells outside after a rainstorm? There’s a word for that.
Petrichor [pe-trahy-kawr, ker] is the distinct smell of rain in the air. Or, to be more precise, it’s the name of an oil that’s released from the earth into the air before rain begins to fall. Specifically, Webster’s Dictionary defines it as:
- a distinctive scent, usually described as earthy, pleasant, or sweet, produced by rainfall on very dry ground.
And why might I be fixated on this scent and therefore with finding this word?
Because the word that I can’t find is for the smell of pet urine that becomes especially strong when the air is damp.
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