Verboticism: Arborwinism

'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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Overstalk

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: oh-ver-stalk

Sentence: Melissa liked her plants and generally tried to take good care of them. But when she travelled or forgot to water them, only the ones who could switch to desert mode would survive. The rest became, in Melissa's mind, overstalk, and her neglect moved from benign to willful, as she started planning what the overstalk's pot would hold next.

Etymology: Alteration of "overstock" to incorporate stalk, as in a plant stem. Also intended to imply that you are over the stalk.

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COMMENTS:

cute...Maybe she should stalk to her plants to get them growing... - Nosila, 2008-10-13: 20:21:00

metrohumanx hahaha- "desert mode"....how optimistically deniable. Good one! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-14: 03:11:00

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Ostraponicaw

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Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: oss-trip-ONIC-awww

Sentence: Herb really loved Lilly, but he only tolerated her infatuation with plants. Lilly had a necrarium in the living room in which nothing greater than fungi would grow. In the kitchen, spiderplants threatened Herb's every move. Forest litter and detritus was accumulating under the end tables. Herb, not being especially gifted at conflict resolution, decided to convert one houseplant each night into an OSTRAPONICAW. He gave secret thanks to the Frost Giants who visited the doorstep and turned each rare succulent into a slimy mass of burst cells which no plant food spike could ever hope to revive. Poor Lilly. AWWWWWWWWWWW

Etymology: OSTRAcise+hydroPONIC+AWWWW= OSTRAPONICAW .....OSTRACISE:a method of temporary banishment without trial or special accusation ; exclusion by general consent from common privileges or social acceptance.....HYDROPONICS:the growing, however unsucessfully, of plants in nutrient solutions without an inert medium (as soil) to provide mechanical support.....AWWW: 21st century exclamation intended to express dismay or mock sympathy, often uttered at the demise of an unloved decorative companion.

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx The BEST source for planty stuff: http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/ - metrohumanx, 2008-10-13: 01:38:00

metrohumanx OSTRAPONICS: The Not growing of plants on any viable medium. Plants which thrive on abuse are particularly suited to this merhod of floracide. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-13: 01:42:00

how cruel - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-13: 14:08:00

metrohumanx Now that i look at OSTRAPONICAW, it sounds like an endangered sub-tropical bird. Oh well- there are no provisions for "taking back" a word, i guess. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-14: 02:51:00

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Planthenasia

Created by: Boomertoo

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Sentence: The peak seasons for planthenasia are right after Christmas and Easter, when seasonal gifts are often cast out.

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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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Croakus

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: krōkəs

Sentence: Jane has a black thumb when it comes to raising plants. Plants given to her are generally doomed to her attempts at kindness. No matter what kind of plant or flower she has it soon becomes a croakus.

Etymology: croak (die/kill) + crocus (a small, spring-flowering plant of the iris family, which grows from a corm and bears bright yellow, purple, or white flowers)

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deadly good word - Nosila, 2010-03-11: 00:22:00

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Botanicull

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Bot-anee-cull

Sentence: Mary Gold's love of plants had got a bit out of hand just lately. Her husband came up with a plan to reduce the numbers, he decided it was time to botanicull them one by one. He started with the poinsettia that was bought for show last christmas, it had seen better days he thought to himself, so he took the pot down to the bottom of the garden and put it round the back of his shed, sure that his wife would not notice it had gone he left it out ready for the elements to do the rest.

Etymology: Botany(the study of plants) + Cull(to kill, reduce the numbers of) = Botanicull

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COMMENTS:

clever - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-13: 14:05:00

Maybe there is a botanineed for a botanicull afterall. - Nosila, 2008-10-13: 20:19:00

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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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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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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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Neglectaplant

Created by: pocketosmiles

Pronunciation: ne glec ta plant

Sentence: My solution for getting rid of my neglectaplant is to feed it to the neighbor's dog.

Etymology: Neg, deny + lect, pick out + aplant

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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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