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Definition of petrichor

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Definition as written by Terry:

A term coined to describe the scent we recognize after a rain, especially on dry ground. It is created by a combination of oils exuded by plants during dry spells, and geosmin, the bacteria which gives earth its distinctive smell. The word is from the Greek, meaning essence of stone or rock.

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