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Schwarzenneggplant

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: sh wart zen egg plahnt

Sentence: no matter how many times you take the shears/fork/flamethrower to a schwarzenneggplant, you know it'll be back!

Etymology: schwarzennegger, eggplant

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mrskellyscl I'll be bok choy. - mrskellyscl, 2009-04-20: 09:58:00

and I'll be brock... - splendiction, 2009-04-20: 21:30:00

(broccoli) - splendiction, 2009-04-20: 21:34:00

Hosta la vista, baby! - Nosila, 2009-04-20: 22:11:00

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Audreytwonacious

Created by: readerwriter

Pronunciation: Aw-dree-twoo-nay-shuhs

Sentence: Lil Seymour cried out for her husband's help. They were coming after her, those audreytwonacious dandylions, elephant ears, tigerlilies, zebra grass and spider plants!

Etymology: Using AUDREY II, the man-eating plant of "Little Shop of Horrors" fame + TENACIOUS, meaning holding firmly, stubbornly. Sometimes also spelled AudreyIInacious

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COMMENTS:

Great word! - splendiction, 2009-04-20: 21:25:00

It's cute and Oddry,too! - Nosila, 2009-04-20: 22:20:00

I love your etymology and word very nice:) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-22: 06:24:00

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Vegemutation

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: vej eh mew ta shun

Sentence: Oh no, Genevieve screamed!! She felt that the nightmare had continued as she looked out the window and saw the vegemutation that had spawned overnight. The weeds and vegetation she had sprayed, dug out, pulled or otherwise attempted to eradicate had seemingly turned into larger, denser and more omininous revisions of themselves....

Etymology: vegetation (all the plant life in a particular region or period,the process of growth in plants)+ mutation ((change to adadpt to new conditions;a sudden variation (the offspring differing from its parents in some well-marked character or characters) as distinguished from a gradual variation in which the new characters become fully developed only in the course of many generations))

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COMMENTS:

Terrorific! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-20: 10:02:00

It's like Revenge of the Trifids! - Nosila, 2009-04-20: 22:15:00

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Rhizomemania

Created by: abrakadeborah

Pronunciation: rhi-zome-ma-ni-a

Sentence: Harrietta and Henry would landscape and work all weekend long on their lawn... pulling,shoveling,whacking fiercely attacking weeds like a "rhizomemania" on a killing mission! Henry sprayed as she prayed gouging and digging with a razor edged spade. Thinking they had finally gotten rid of all of the weeds...Only to find out the next weekend all the weeds had come back! Harrietta had an attack of "rhizomemania" as she crawled in the grass jerking weeds from all over the yard! They had multiplied, Henry, she shouted! "stop what you are planting please and hurry real fast JUST LOOK the weeds are growing faster than we can pull them up they are taking over our yard!" So, Henry came running with the weed eater in tow, to appease poor ol' Harrietta. She was hysterical and just could not understand how these bothersome weeds grew so fast? Little did she know...Henry returned to his planting in the back yard planting variegated ivy,kudzu and bamboo which he thought was ideal for around the pool...

Etymology: Rhizome:A horizontal, usually underground stem that often sends out roots and shoots. Mania:An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire; a craze;madness

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx I love the word "rhizome".Run with it, baby! - metrohumanx, 2009-04-20: 01:06:00

Unique etymology! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-20: 10:00:00

Thank you dears xoxo Deb :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-20: 18:03:00

I think you meant Wry-zomemania! I'm rooting for you! - Nosila, 2009-04-20: 22:10:00

Wry thank you Nosila! for rooting for my twisted rhizomemaniaical rhapsody :) - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-22: 05:34:00

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Eradicaint

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: ee-RAD-ehck-aynt

Sentence: Over the course of the growing season Livonia had tried all kinds of chemicals, digging, chopping, lawn mower, and with her latest effort of pouring charcoal starter fluid and lighting it, she was distressed to find that this too was one more eradicaint when she saw the plant flourishing a couple days later.

Etymology: Blend of 'eradicate' (eliminate, dispose of, wipe out) and 'aint' (is not)

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Zombeanstalk

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: zämbēnstôk

Sentence: Zack planted some beans that he was told were magic. Little did he know how true that was. Once planted they could not be stopped. After harvesting a few nasty tasting beans he decided to plant tomatoes so he turned over the soil and put in a few nice plants. The next day he found the uprooted ”mater” plants plastered against the shed as if flung by some unseen hand and the zombeanstalk standing in their place. Thus began a summer of battle to reclaim the garden. Pesticides, herbicides, even hoes and machetes were no match for this evil thing. Every assault just seemed to make it stronger. The onset of Winter finally brought Zack the relief he sought. He is now desperately trying to sell his house so that he can be gone by the Spring thaw.

Etymology: zombie (a soulless corpse said to be revived by witchcraft) + beanstalk (the stem of a bean plant, proverbially fast growing and tall)

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love it! - galwaywegian, 2010-11-02: 16:06:00

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Sasquash

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: SAS kwosh

Sentence: Cala had spent many weeks the previous year getting rid of all the different kinds of squash that had grown in her garden. She had made pickles, disguised it in zucchini bread, roasted pumpkin seeds, and cut 20 jack-o-lanterns. She had even simply put some of it in bags which she then dropped off on random doorsteps on her way to work, knowing that her own neighbors would recognize her handiwork. And now it had all returned full force in a spectacularly scary regrowth, with even bigger plants than last year, like Sasquash. Calabashed her head against the wall with the frustration. "Oh my gourd!" she now cried. "It's just not cutecumber any more. It's spaghetting worse every year!" Butternutty ways will have her replanting next summer.

Etymology: Sasquatch + squash

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COMMENTS:

Love it! Your puns are like mine...not for the marrow-minded! - Nosila, 2010-11-02: 22:21:00

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Damndelion

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: dam dee lie un

Sentence: There it was again that damndelion, purring amid her prize blooms

Etymology: dandelion, damn

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Darennial

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: der en neeyal

Sentence: Michelle had always known that dandelions were darennials. They dared to grow everywhere and they did. No amount of herbicide or digging got rid of them totally. They grew in cracks in the concrete, in the grass and garden and anywhere else they wanted. These darennials, caused her dispairennials and were unfairennials. Michelle swore that if she actually planted them they were rebelennial enough not to grow where you wanted them. Obstinate and defiant, Michelle thought of them as swearennials. Well, if you can't beat them, join them. Michelle decided to harvest their leaves for salads, their roots for herbal laxatives and their flowers for wine and edible salads. Of course, wouldn't you know it...the year Michelle counted on the bumper crop to start her health food empire, nary a yellow bloom appeared. Somehow they had gotten wind they would be put to work and they disappeared...sounds like Michelle's brother, Michael, the King of the Benefits, the Dole-y Lama!

Etymology: Dare ( a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy) & Perennial (A plant lastin g 3 seasons or more and recurring again & again).

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metrohumanx Your creative mind blooms like an OH-PUN lotus blossom. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-20: 01:41:00

Excellennial! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-20: 09:53:00

Thanks, metro...it'd due to an abundance of fertilizer! - Nosila, 2009-04-25: 22:09:00

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Greenback

fabdiva

Created by: fabdiva

Pronunciation: gr-een-back

Sentence: As he opened yet another 'final demand for payment' letter, Patrick thought it ironic that greenbacks were taking possession of his front yard.

Etymology: Green - the colour between blue and yellow. Back - in return. Wordplay - slang for 'money'

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-20: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-20: 00:24:00
Silvery is BRILLIANT :)~ Love the cartoon also :)

splendiction - 2009-04-20: 21:35:00
Yes I wish I had more than two votes to cast today!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-20: 00:00:23
Thank you abrakadeborah and Silvery! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-11-02: 00:06:00
Today's definition was suggested by silveryaspen. Thank you silveryaspen. ~ James

'Henry! Get out here quick!'

DEFINITION: v. To try to kill a weed that just won't die. n. A weed that just keeps on coming back, no matter what you do to it.

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