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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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Planthateshun

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: plant/hate/shun

Sentence: It was that time of year again. The tree was out in front of the house waiting for the garbage truck to take it to the "big forest in the sky." The trash bin was overflowing with Christmas wrappings and turkey bones. And up at the front door was the annual line of abandoned Poinsettas. Yes, they had "served their purpose" and now were nothing but planthateshuns. It's a sad life...

Etymology: plant + hate + shun

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COMMENTS:

So sad... - Nosila, 2008-10-13: 20:16:00

Maybe we should start a floraphange for them?? - Nosila, 2008-10-13: 20:17:00

I know...it's a short and sad life. Floraphanage? Great idea! I'd surely adopt! :) - lumina, 2008-10-13: 22:22:00

metrohumanx Hilarious, with a smattering of sad truth.....Oh, floraphanage- i just got it. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-10-14: 03:14:00

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Explantriate

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: ex-'plant-re-ate

Sentence: Unidentifiable dead stalks stood in haphazard rows, interrupted only by the occasional rotting heap of pumpkin or novelty plastic container. Each day Kimberly marched through this, her not garden, which was annually expanding westward and pushing her car closer and closer to the street. Kimberly's explantriation annoyed her neighbors, "it's an eyesore" complained Jared "and it's driving down the value of my house and it's driving me crazy!" Kimberly quipped: "the only real eyesore in this neighborhood is Jared's wife."

Etymology: plant (distinguished on the microscopic level by cell walls) + expatriate (to leave one's country)

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Croakus

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: crow kus

Sentence: she's trying to croakus, growled the tiger lily

Etymology: crocus, croak us

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Aplandonment

Created by: StarLizard

Pronunciation: a-plan-don-ment

Sentence: Bruno, not being able to look at the plant shrivel and finally die due to the lack of watering, resorted to aplandonment, knowing full well that he would forget the hideous Christmas cactus his mother had given him out there on the balcony.

Etymology: Mix of plant and abandonment.

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Florasaken

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: flora/say/ken

Sentence: Lily was alone and florasaken, but at least she had a nice door to look at.

Etymology: FLORASAKEN - from FLORA (plants) + FORSAKEN (deserted; abandoned; forlorn)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Truly tragic Triffid, S.O. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-13: 02:37:00

A lonely little lily in an oninon patch? - Mustang, 2008-10-13: 08:47:00

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Florilicide

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Flor-il-uh-side

Sentence: Beatrice hoped no one would realize she committed voluntary floriliside when she left her Christmas poinsettia outside thru the winter.

Etymology: Floral + to cause the death of

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Floracide

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: flor-uh-side

Sentence: In a blatant attempt to commit floracide on an unwanted hideous tropical houseplant she had gotten as a gift, Etta left it outdoors on the patio during a blizzard.

Etymology: 'Flora' (Plants considered as a group) with the suffix 'cide' (from Latin meaning “killer,” “act of killing,” used in the formation of compound words)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Yes, a blizzard WILL do the trick. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-13: 02:36:00

Now that is just plain "cold-hearted." - lumina, 2008-10-13: 22:23:00

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Botanikiller

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bəˈtani kilər

Sentence: Doris was such a sweet person that her neighbors found it shocking to find out that she was a botanikiller. They thought she was trying to give her house plants a boost of sunshine when they were set out on the deck. When the first frost hit, they were concerned. When the first snow came, it was clear that her intent was homicidal.

Etymology: botanical (of or relating to plants) + killer (a person, animal, or thing that causes death)

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metrohumanx Botanikiller would make a great movie title. Nice, artr! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-13: 11:20:00

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Bloomingales

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: bloom/in/gales

Sentence: Chris carefully positioned all his Christmas plants in the shelter of the taller conifers hoping that Darwin's theory would prove correct and they might survive. It wasn't enough though to protect them from the blizzard and gale force winds and the little plants cried out to him "Why do you love us only at Christmas? We're not bred to bloomingales.

Etymology: bloom + gales + bloomingdales

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Floracide

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: FLOR-eh-side

Sentence: In a seemingly heartless attempt to commit floracide on an unwanted hideous tropical houseplant she had gotten as a gift, Gracie left it outdoors on the patio during the harshest part of the winter.

Etymology: 'Flora' (Plants considered as a group) with the suffix 'cide' (from Latin meaning “killer,” “act of killing,” used in the formation of compound words)

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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