Verboticism: Snubotany

'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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Aplandonment

Created by: StarLizard

Pronunciation: a-plan-don-ment

Sentence: Bruno, not being able to look at the plant shrivel and finally die due to the lack of watering, resorted to aplandonment, knowing full well that he would forget the hideous Christmas cactus his mother had given him out there on the balcony.

Etymology: Mix of plant and abandonment.

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Surplantor

Created by: blackkittynili

Pronunciation: sur-plan-tor

Sentence: i left the surplantor outside so it dies.

Etymology: survivor-plant

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COMMENTS:

so cool - blackkittynili, 2007-11-14: 09:55:00

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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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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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Phytocide

Created by: SpaceCadet

Pronunciation: fye'-toe-sighed

Sentence: "I can't believe you're up to your second phytocide in one year!" said Johnny to his wife as she placed the Poinsettia out on the glacial porch. "Well it's not my fault if they keep showing up unwanted," she replied non-chalantly, some would say psycho-phytopathically.

Etymology: 1. phyto-: relating to plants, from the Greek "phuton" (a plant) from "phuein" (come into being) 2. -cide: denoting an act of killing, from the Latin "-cida" from "caedere" (to kill)

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COMMENTS:

Honestly, I can't believe this isn't in the dictionary already... - SpaceCadet, 2007-11-14: 12:08:00

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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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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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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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Chrysanthenasia

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: krisanθənāzhə

Sentence: Lilly loves flowers. Unfortunately she has a black thumb. When her husband gave her a potted plant on her birthday it was an act of Chrysanthenasia.

Etymology: chrysanthemum (a popular plant of the daisy family, having brightly colored ornamental flowers) + euthanasia (the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma)

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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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