Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Topic Options
#211528 - 06/26/13 09:48 PM you can smell it
olly Offline
old hand

Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 955
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
recently came across this one:

Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrɨkər/ or /ˈpɛtrɨkɔər/)
is the scent of rain on dry earth.

Anyone know of a word that describes the smell of freshly cut grass?

Top
#211529 - 06/26/13 11:15 PM Re: you can smell it [Re: olly]
jenny jenny Offline
veteran

Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1484
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
Hay olly, maybeso the name of the smell of fresly cut grass is "HELP".
Some Germans found that grass when cut shouted a smell that attracted bug-eating bugs to come and eat the bugs that the grass thought was eating them.

And there is this from the Net:

The chemistry in pleasant odours - such as newly cropped grass - is so powerful, their scents can alter gene expression in the brain and reduce aggression, according to a neuroscientist.

Dr Judith Reinhard's team at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland is working to uncover the molecular mechanisms behind the phenomenon of aromatherapy, which has long been used to calm the nerves and sharpen the mind, the Telegraph reported.

Top
#211532 - 06/27/13 03:39 PM Re: you can smell it [Re: olly]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
Originally Posted By: olly


Anyone know of a word that describes the smell of freshly cut grass?


childhood? heavenly?

laugh
_________________________
formerly known as etaoin...

Top
#211533 - 06/27/13 05:57 PM Re: you can smell it [Re: jenny jenny]
olly Offline
old hand

Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 955
Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
newly cropped grass - is so powerful, their scents can alter gene expression in the brain and reduce aggression
I think thats the other type of Grass.


childhood? heavenly?

Definite memory recall. Like the smell of a hot summers day.

I'd imagine it would be some type of pheromone which triggers the memory.

Top
#211550 - 06/30/13 11:58 AM Re: you can smell it [Re: olly]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 6289
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Originally Posted By: olly
recently came across this one:

Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrɨkər/ or /ˈpɛtrɨkɔər/)
is the scent of rain on dry earth.

Anyone know of a word that describes the smell of freshly cut grass?



This has been one of my favorite words of all time and each
time it rains I go outside to revel in the smell and the
word. Thanks for bringing it up.
I work a lot with alcoholics and drug addicts, and many
just got out of prison. When first meeting them and we talk
about their new-found experiences, I always mention the
smell of newly mown grass. Their eyes light up and there
is always an "Oh, yeah, right!".
_________________________
----please, draw me a sheep----

Top
#211724 - 07/12/13 02:28 PM Re: you can smell it [Re: olly]
wsieber Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 1026
Loc: Switzerland
some type of pheromone - the substance behind the smell of freshly cut grass is coumarine (see Wikipedia)

Top

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8712 Members
16 Forums
13800 Topics
214380 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
EdithBraemar, sherilla, AnonAmos, Blanco14, Justin2007
8712 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 48 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
Bazr 123
wofahulicodoc 95
endymion6 94
LukeJavan8 92
jenny jenny 59
A C Bowden 47
Tromboniator 8
Faldage 6
zmjezhd 2
olly 2
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13799
Jackie 11609
tsuwm 10513
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
AnnaStrophic 6511
Wordwind 6296
LukeJavan8 6289
of troy 5400
BranShea 5282

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith