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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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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Exfoliage

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: EX-FOE-lee-age

Sentence: In a fit of ruthless spring cleaning, all unwanted growth in the house was expunged. The plants were exfoliaged, and then the winter-coat on her legs was depilated.

Etymology: exfoliate (to get rid of unwanted growth) + ex (prefix meaning outside) + foliage (leaves)

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Sacrilily

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sak ril lilee

Sentence: After his Mother's annual Easter visit and gift of an Easter Lily, Neil felt it was too painful a reminder of her unpleasant holiday with him. He therefore always made a sacrilily of the plant by placing it out on his frosty terrace.

Etymology: Sacrifice (endure the loss of;destroy or kill) & Lily (any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers)

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Recyclobotany

Created by: solocard

Pronunciation: re·cy·clo·bot·a·ny

Sentence: Being the ever keen recyclobotanist, Jane left her Dracaena marginata tree, that her ex-boyfriend bought as an "I'm sorry, I cheated on you" present outside in the cold, not only in hopes that it would die but to give passing pedestrians an interesting sight in an otherwise dreary day.

Etymology: First coined by a leading Botanist, and Environmental Rights activist back in the late 1990s.

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Chloroexpose

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: kloro-ex-pose

Sentence: Joe's diabolical plan to chloroexpose the easter lily had not been accomplished when a careless boy stepped on the houseplant.

Etymology: chlorophyll, expose

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Herbamortem

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Created by: elisabeth

Pronunciation: The a and b are silent. Herr-mortem

Sentence: Your foxtail fern is herbamortem. OH NO!

Etymology: Dutch

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Exfloriate

Created by: amcfarlane

Pronunciation:

Sentence: Jack decided to exfloriate the grim-looking rubber plant his great aunt had purchased him for a house-warming present.

Etymology:

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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: flora + forsaken

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COMMENTS:

Perfect! - yellowbird, 2007-11-14: 10:28:00

A "lily of lagoona" would fix her up! Aussie slang for schooner, which is a tall beer glass or glass of beer. Good word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-14: 17:24:00

Love it! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-14: 18:27:00

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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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Ostraponicaw

metrohumanx

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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