What is one word for.....?

How do you describe in one word, the smell of sand when it rains...?

There is a specific word for it, and it gets really frustrating not to really find it.,.. Please do help!

Update:

The smell of sand, or mud, or clay, when it becomes wet with rain...

Well, I could be very sure that I've come across it, just not able to catch it!

Update 2:

@ aks: Thank You so much!!! Yes, finally! Even I saw it on the net, in some social networking site...

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  • 10 years ago
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    It's called 'petrichor'...

    Source(s): came across the word somewhere on the internet..can't remember where..
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    In 60 years of using English I have not come across such a word. Is that sand at the seaside or in a dessert? If seaside then possibly 'salty'.

  • 10 years ago

    I have not come across one word for this but in hindi there is

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