gibberishtwist wrote:Definitely not as good as I thought it would be. Maybe the person who came up with the word didn't like that smell. Also, Firefox doesn't recognize the word. Odd.
I agree, it's a really unmusical word. Firefox doesn't recognize most rare words, and "petrichor" is pretty darn rare.
The etymology's pretty good though; it was definitely coined by people who liked it.
A.Word.A.Day wrote:[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.]
midden: a trash heap that indicates human settlement, especially in archaeology.