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


Petrichorist (n.)

Variables: Petrichorister.

Roots: Petrichor & Chorist (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Oxford Dictionaries and

Definition: A person, usually an artist—singer, painter, poet, lover, etc.—whose composition, words or impressions evoke the sensation of petrichor, which is a pleasantly wistful scent that follows the first drops of rain on parched earth.

Example: Although Gina tried to leave him and his memories back in Vietnam, whenever it rained she would go and sit near Marble Arch, and nurse the words of the petrichorist with whom she had spent the most memorable days of her life.


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.