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Polyvinylflora

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: polly-vi-nal-flora

Sentence: In the spring, the landscape and trees are dotted with the colorful, shiny sprouts of polyvinylflora. The government, however, is considering banning the use of PVF (polyvinylflora) as seasonal decorations.

Etymology: 1. poly: poly(mer)--a chemical compound found in plastic 2. vine: a plant having a long, slender stem that anchors itself by wrapping around a support, such as a branch 3:vinyl: a tough, shiny plastic 4. flora:plants considered as a group

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Good one, mrsk - Nosila, 2009-04-02: 21:55:00

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Polyleaves

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: pälēlēvz

Sentence: The trees in our area go through two stages of color change. The first when Fall arrives and Mother Nature paints the landscape with golds, oranges and reds, the second when the leaves fall to the ground and the colorful polyleaves become more visible.

Etymology: poly (polyester) + leaves (foliage)

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Mariahcarryall

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: mar rye ah kerree awl

Sentence: Ben & Elizabeth knew that spring was just around the corner. Sure most of the snow had gone, the air was a bit warmer, robins were returning and gophers still hadn't learned to avoid the road. But the main reason they knew was because their trees were littered by mariahcarryall. Every color of plastic bag was hung like an ornament on most branches. Paper cups from every fast food outlet for miles around decorated the gutters, jammed themselves on the fence and added to the colorful springtime signal. When they spotted this each spring, the musical couple (they played in the wind section) would gale-ly sing their rites of spring song, with much gust-o: "Away out here they got a name for wind and rain and fire. The Rain is Mess, The fires Grow and they call the wind Mariahcarryall. Mariah blows the trash around, and sends the roll-up-the-rim cups a flyin', Mariah makes the trees abound, with poly messes of every kind!"

Etymology: Mariah (from "Paint Your Wagon", Lerner & Loewe...a song named" They call the wind Mariah" also recorded by the Kingston Trio) & Mariah Carey (popular singer, whose mother named her after the wind in the above song) & Carry (take away, be conveyed over a distance) & All (everything) & Carryall (something large that carries a lot of things)

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metrohumanx Nice construction...I thought you might be jealous of MC's tree-trunk thigs...until i read further. Good one, guardian of the nose! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:04:00

Great song for this day/definition. I really liked your revised rendition. Windsome! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 02:14:00

like the way your mind works woman! - galwaywegian, 2009-04-02: 03:37:00

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Litterbuds

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: lit-er-budz

Sentence: Spring is just about here. As people get outside for extended times they are greeted by the array of litterbuds festooning the trees. The local budwatchers club is out dutifully cataloging the varied species and genus. So far they've logged numerous grocery bags, a couple burger wrappers and a rare self-stick Christmas package bow.

Etymology: litter (objects strewn or scattered about; scattered rubbish) + buds (a small axillary or terminal protuberance on a plant, containing rudimentary foliage or rudimentary inflorescence) Play on litterbug

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Jetsamstream

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jetsəmstrēm

Sentence: Roy was amazed at the array of polytinsel that had been deposited overnight by the jetsamstream. He recognized the logos of some of his favorite shops and brands. It was almost like a birdwatching session as he tried to identify each colorful ornament. If only they could stay this fresh and colorful but time and exposure to sunlight would soon alter his almost-decorative trees and bushes to debritrees and trashrubs.

Etymology: jetsam (unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore) + jetstream (a narrow, variable band of very strong, predominantly westerly air currents encircling the globe several miles above the earth)

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Superstitionalism

Created by: harleyquinade

Pronunciation:

Sentence: the of superstitions, the method, the patterns, the workings, their soul laid bare.

Etymology:

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Winterefuse

Created by: Biscotti

Pronunciation: Wyn-tur-eff-yuse

Sentence: Katie and Alex sat on the park bench, watching snow melt and winterefuse blow through the trees. Somehow, they thought it was the most romantic thing ever.

Etymology: Winter (after Fall, before Spring) + Refuse (garbage, trash)

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metrohumanx Nice word, that! A dip in fine chocolate for you! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:05:00

So nice to see you again. Welcome Back! Chuckling with delight to see the lovers in their winter refuge finding winterrefuse romantic! Nice Uptake! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 02:21:00

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Timbertrash

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: tim-bur-trash

Sentence: After the long weekend party, the trailor trash left all kinds of timbertrash.

Etymology: timber (as in trees, wood) + trash (as in garbage)

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Garbbloomage

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: Gar-bloom-age

Sentence: Angel and her father Jimmy often walked the nature trail in their neighborhood on sunny days and often they would see the many colors of the brightly colored "garbbloomage" up in the trees. Jimmy felt total discust and told Angel, "those were not real flower blooms and that the wind had swept the the neighbor Mr.Careless Slobster's garbage into the trees!"

Etymology: Gar;First three letters of of garbage. Bloom;Something resembling the flower of a plant. Age;Last three letters of the word garbage.

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your word makes garbage sound beautiful - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-03: 05:56:00

metrohumanx I just LOVE "garbloomage"! (The word, not the phenomenon.) - metrohumanx, 2009-04-06: 01:18:00

Thank you both very much :) It makes it all worth while! - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-06: 09:14:00

Absolutely love this word! :) - ChickenWhistle, 2015-01-16: 11:29:00

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Garbingers

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: gahr-bihn-gherz

Sentence: Once it had warmed up, Grandpa Bill loved taking little Olive out for walks or drives. He could point out all the garbingers of Spring clothing the countryside: the Cokasis, the PigglyWigglias, the Walmarthias, the Safewaysias, and in more exclusive areas, the rare TraderJoenums and Rodeodrendums.

Etymology: GARB, meaning clothing + GARBAGE, meaning refuse + HARBINGER, meaning a precursor or herald

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mrskellyscl Hysterical. - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-02: 06:14:00

petaj I always admire the brilliant pink of the supre carriandras - petaj, 2009-04-02: 06:45:00

Exceptional flowairy prose! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 10:02:00

good one rw - galwaywegian, 2009-04-02: 14:18:00

excellent - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:21:00

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-02: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-02: 01:53:00
Moving defintion and cartoon, Metrohumanx and James. They inspired me to say something I never thought I would: I prefer the blustering spring snows and ice on the two maples in my yard.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-02: 02:01:00
Who couldn't love the charming effect of a polypropylene tree ornament? -perhaps tatooed carny babes?

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-03: 04:34:00
Great definition Metrohumanx :) & Cartoon James :) I LIKE IT!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-03: 09:52:00
Thank you! I have always loved watching garbage blowing in the wind. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-15: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

'Look Daddy! A pink and yellow one!'

DEFINITION: n. The colorful array of plastic bags and other debris which blossom on the trees, thanks winter's whistling winds -- and a few careless neighbors. v. To watch your garbage caress the landscape, as it blows in the wind.

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