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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Petrichor The smell of earth after rain English nature beauty
Xiao xiao The whistling and pattering of rain or wind Chinese nature beauty sound
Uitwaaien To take a refreshing break outdoors in windy weather Dutch nature life beauty
Volta During certain hours of the early evening, around dusk, everyone in the town who might feel like going for a walk takes a saunter or stroll up and down the main street Greek time physical nature
Calacala Children wading through water as they play Tulu family physical nature
Friluftsliv “Free air life,” signifying a fundamental understanding of the positive impact of being in nature Norwegian nature health
Celístia Brighness from the stars Catalan nature physical
Nakhur A camel that won't give milk until her nostrils have been tickled Tamil nature
Offing The deep, distant stretch of the ocean that is still visible from the land; the foreseeable future English nature beauty
Volya (Воля) "Freedom" and "will", but also vast natural landscape Russian nature beauty
Werifesteria To wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery English nature explore
En plein air Outdoors; in the open air. French nature physical
Lieko A tree trunk that has fallen to the bottom of a lake Finnish nature
Cynefin A place where a person or an animal feels it ought to live and belong; it is where nature around you feels right and welcoming Welsh nature feeling
Kertek The sound of dry leaves or twigs being trodden underfoot Malay sound nature
Yuputka A word made for walking in the woods at night, it’s the phantom sensation of something crawling on your skin Ulwa nature adverse
Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) bathing' in the forest (literally and/or metaphorically). Japanese nature event
Jumpa To jump from one floating piece of ice to another Swedish physical nature
Badkruka Someone who refuses to enter a body of water. Eg. Get in the lake you badkruka, or am I going to have to pull you in by your beard? Swedish funny nature explore
Resol That kind of sun light, non direct, when the sun is covered by clouds that still hurts the eyes. Mallorquín nature
Chrysalism An amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm. English nature beauty
Nameer (نمير) Clear water. Arabic nature attribute
Gökotta To rise at dawn in order to go out and listen to the birds sing Swedish nature beauty
Tokka A large herd of reindeer Finnish nature
Psithurism The sound of wind through trees English nature beauty

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