The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Miragincense


Miragincense (n.)

Variables: None.

Roots: Mirage & Incense (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Definition: A mirage of incense–an olfactory sensation of a smell which is elusive or illusory.

Example: Walking through the countryside of Vietnam, was a mystifying experience for Josh, who had gone there to seek examples of colonial architecture or vestiges of American occupation, but the miragincense of the woods and the distant cottages kept distracting him.


Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon Bureau

Coldnoon (International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures) is a refereed, international and interdisciplinary online and print journal that publishes poetry, research papers and nonfiction on the subjects of travel, literary and human geography, psychogeography, and new perspectives on spatiality and travel.