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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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Vegicide

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: vej-uh-sahyd

Sentence: Why did my sister give me a cactus for Christmas? She knows I have two dogs that get into everything. I’ll have to commit vegicide and put it outside for the rest of the winter. Then if she asks I can tell her it died.

Etymology: Vegetation: Latin vegetātiōn; Plant life. + Homicide: Latin homicīdium; A killing.

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Just tell her it's cactus! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-14: 17:42:00

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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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Snubotany

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: snŭ-bŏt'-ən-ē

Sentence: Alice's in-laws ran a florist shop, but she had terrible alergies, and she was forced to practice snubotany every year on Christmas and on her and Carl's anniversary. [In fact, Carl knew that if he started up the driveway only to find a outdoorchid, or a porchsettia, that had been patiousted, and it wasn't Christmas, he'd better just turn right around and go shopping for an anniversary present.]

Etymology: snub - To ignore or behave coldly toward; to slight (Middle English, snubben) + botany - the science of plants (Greek, botanikós)

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libertybelle Now that's a clever word!! Kinda rolls of the tongue. - libertybelle, 2007-11-14: 09:14:00

Sure does. Although Alice may need a snubdevil to perform a exflorcism! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-14: 17:13:00

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Malevoplant

Created by: comborracha

Pronunciation: mal-ehv-o-plant

Sentence: In a malevoplant move to punish him for his infidelity, Gertrude set Chad's azalea 'Izzy' on the back porch to represent their dying relationship.

Etymology: malevolent+plant

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COMMENTS:

I guess that their relationship is no longer plantonic! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-14: 17:36:00

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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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Sacriherb

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: sa-cri-herb

Sentence: Those ugly easter lilies became Aunt Ida's latest sacriherb.

Etymology: sacrifice + herb (plant)

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Meanthumb

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: meen-thum

Sentence: it was clear that the sad little pot plant was making her kitchen gloomy and it was time for her to exercise her meanthumb

Etymology: mean, green thumb

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COMMENTS:

It just works. - dubld, 2007-11-14: 09:06:00

pot plants usually have the opposite effect - why didn't she just smoke it? - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-14: 10:21:00

i'm gunja pretend you didn't say that - rikboyee, 2007-11-14: 15:31:00

doobie doobie do - where's purple when you want to sing - you know youjuana - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-14: 16:25:00

Seems to mean it's all about meangreen! Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-14: 17:16:00

Purple's been swamped at work, with no signs of letting up until after Jan 15. Poor Purple. Love your word Rik. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-14: 18:25:00

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Aspidostracize

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: ass pid oss tra size

Sentence: Marvin's Mother-In-Law, Lily, finally went home after her 3 week visit. It was the longest 3 weeks of Marvin's life, as his Mother-in-law was only to eager to point out Marvin's short-comings in fixing up their new place. His wife, Fern, thought it was sweet that her mother had given them a lovely houseplant as a house-warming gift. The Aspidistra was attractive with healthy green foliage, but it constantly reminded Marvin of Lily, so he decided to aspidostracize it in the hopes it would die of neglect outside. It not only survived on the front porch, it thrived and luckily the climate was suitable for it year round. Pretty soon the entire front flower bed was populated with it's baby plants, which also flourished. But every time Marvin came near the plants, he felt they were watching him. They had pistils and they knew how to use them and they were planning to plant him outside soon, too.

Etymology: Aspidistra (evergreen perennial with large handsome basal leaves; grown primarily as a foliage houseplant...also known as Cast Iron Plant,Barroom Plant) & Ostracize (shun;banish;expel from a community or group)

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Florassicpark

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flor assik park

Sentence: When Heidi put her Easter Lily outside, poor Lily knew it was a signal. She would be out in Florassic Park with all the other neglected and forgotten seasonal plants...the sad pointsettia, the withered hyacinths, tulips and daffodils and of course the poor shamrock who had served for St.Paddy'Day. It wans't just Florassic Park, it was Plantsylvania to the lovely former show plants. But soon theDay of the Triffids would return...Revenge of the Pot People.

Etymology: Flora (plants) & Jurassic (geol.era when plants started) & Jurassic Park (movie about a theme park made with real plants and dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era)

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Botanicice

Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: Boat-an-ic-ice

Sentence: That ugly plant has got to go - botanicice that thing and let's be done with it!

Etymology: Botanic (plants) + Ice (slang; murder, also play on cold weather) = Botanicice

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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