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'Don't leave me out here! I'm not dead yet!'

DEFINITION: v., To put an unwanted houseplant, especially a seasonal or gift plant like a Poinsettia or Easter Lily, outdoors in hopes that it will die. n., An unwanted houseplant which has been left to nature.

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Phytocide

Created by: SpaceCadet

Pronunciation: fye'-toe-sighed

Sentence: "I can't believe you're up to your second phytocide in one year!" said Johnny to his wife as she placed the Poinsettia out on the glacial porch. "Well it's not my fault if they keep showing up unwanted," she replied non-chalantly, some would say psycho-phytopathically.

Etymology: 1. phyto-: relating to plants, from the Greek "phuton" (a plant) from "phuein" (come into being) 2. -cide: denoting an act of killing, from the Latin "-cida" from "caedere" (to kill)

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Honestly, I can't believe this isn't in the dictionary already... - SpaceCadet, 2007-11-14: 12:08:00

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Exfoliage

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: EX-FOE-lee-age

Sentence: In a fit of ruthless spring cleaning, all unwanted growth in the house was expunged. The plants were exfoliaged, and then the winter-coat on her legs was depilated.

Etymology: exfoliate (to get rid of unwanted growth) + ex (prefix meaning outside) + foliage (leaves)

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Herbieuthanasia

Created by: worldkitsch

Pronunciation: erbe-u-than-asia

Sentence: By the time it was April and that stupid poinsetta hadn't died, I was forced to committ herbieuthanasia.

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Arborwinism

MissRabbit

Created by: MissRabbit

Pronunciation: Arr-bore-win-ism

Sentence: A guilty arborwinist, Meg got so depressed watching her holiday flowers slowly shrivel away that she finally abandoned them to the elements.

Etymology: A mix of arbor (relating to trees/plants) and Darwinism (survival of the fittest)

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metrohumanx Shundashrub, also. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-13: 01:45:00

metrohumanx Wabbits are not kind to shwubs. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-13: 01:45:00

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Reefugeed

Created by: looseball

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Sentence: I slid over to the Macanilly's house and rescued there reefugeed plant they put in the trash can. They must be loosing there sight.

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Botaneglect

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: bot-ann-nee-glect

Sentence: Earl's botaneglect of the poinsettia ended in a clear case of botanicide.

Etymology: Bota(ny) + neglect

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Agribandon

Created by: apeavy

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Herbamortem

elisabeth

Created by: elisabeth

Pronunciation: The a and b are silent. Herr-mortem

Sentence: Your foxtail fern is herbamortem. OH NO!

Etymology: Dutch

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Floreuthanasia

zxvasdf

Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Flo reu tha na sia

Sentence: Every time his mother in law gave him a poinsettia, he floreuthanazed the poor plant by placing it in the backyard. He figured a quick death by floreuthanasia outside was better than a gradual dying indoors.

Etymology: Flora (plant life) & euthanasia (put to sleep)

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metrohumanx A mercifully brief death, zxvasdf. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-10-13: 11:21:00

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Hortikill

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: hawr-ti-kill

Sentence: After adopting the two cats, he had to hortikill all his poisonous houseplants for fear of harming his pets.

Etymology: horticulture + kill

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-14: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird! ~ James'

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-14: 04:19:00
How ironic, I just did this yesterday with some cilantro that developed a wicked case of spider mites. Now I get to feel the guilt allll over again.

Jabberwocky - 2007-11-14: 15:22:00
I got a phone call from cilantro - he said "Save me purple - it's not too late"

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-14: 18:32:00
I hate you Jabber. Here come the nightmares... "I'm freeeeezing!"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-14: 23:02:00
The cilantro is just the tip of the iceberg! I heard that Purple iced her entire crop artichokes, which she was **trying** to grow hydroponically in her basement. That is until she saw her electricity bill quadruple. Just think of all those poor baby artichokes... It's sad, until you think -- Purple probably would have ate them anyways. ~ James

mplsbohemian - 2007-11-14: 23:08:00
Tip of the iceberg *lettuce*, you mean.

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-15: 06:54:00
Now I'm all choked up... guess I'll start eating more meat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-10: 00:08:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

artr artr - 2010-03-10: 12:20:00
A friend suggested a very scary thought. She says that the verbotomists should get together and have a \"meet & greet\".

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2010-03-10: 12:46:00
Sounds good. We could have a convention in Verbena, Alabama