Verboticism: Aspidostracize

'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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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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Explantriate

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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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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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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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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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Agribandon

Created by: apeavy

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

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Deathpod

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (death-pod)

Sentence: That plant looked like a deathpod when it was put outside.

Etymology: Death: When something, or someone dies. Pod: A part of a plant containing seeds.

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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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