Verboticism: Exofoliacizing

'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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Bougainseeya

Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: boo gun see' yuh

Sentence: The cat shredded the mother-in-law's tongue I got from you-know-who, so I have to bougainseeya it on the back patio. Bougainseeya!

Etymology: bougain (< bougainvillea, popular house plant) + "see ya" (parting remark)

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Floreuthanasia

zxvasdf

Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Flo reu tha na sia

Sentence: Every time his mother in law gave him a poinsettia, he floreuthanazed the poor plant by placing it in the backyard. He figured a quick death by floreuthanasia outside was better than a gradual dying indoors.

Etymology: Flora (plant life) & euthanasia (put to sleep)

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metrohumanx A mercifully brief death, zxvasdf. :) - metrohumanx, 2008-10-13: 11:21:00

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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.

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Killant

Created by: yaelash

Pronunciation: ki-llant

Sentence: every time she got flowers or anything green, she couldn't hold on to it for more than a couple of days. soon she would take it outside, killanting it as usual.

Etymology: kill + plant

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Croakus

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: crow kus

Sentence: she's trying to croakus, growled the tiger lily

Etymology: crocus, croak us

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Inplanticide

Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: in-PLAN-tih-syed

Sentence: The the rare variety of African violet that Alex had given his girlfriend was the victim of ruthless inplanticide.

Etymology: indoor + plant + infanticide (indicates helplessness)

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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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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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Exfoliage

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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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Leafoutside

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: leef owt syde

Sentence: Like clockwork, Flora's neighbours saw the same phenomena after each season...abandoned plants on her back porch. Poinsettia's after Christmas, Lillies after Easter, Mums after Thanksgiving, etc. Apparently ignorant on any kind of plant care knowledge,Flora would leafoutside any of these poor hothouse-raised, sensitive showy plants to fend for themselves. Inevitably, snow, frost, critters and lack of water sealed their fate. Those neighbours were very worried that one of these days, Flora might get pregnant and have a baby. If she ran true to form, they were afraid they might find the baby abandoned on the porch because he had outgrown the cute stage and was way too much work and bother. They speculated that if this was not the child's fate, he should be named "Leaf the Lucky"!

Etymology: Leaf (the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants) & Outside (Not inside, in the elements) & play on leave outside (abandon something to the Great Outdoors)

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Explantriate

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: eks-plan-TREE-ate

Sentence: When Bob threw the bothersome begonia from his balcony with tarpeian tenacity, he hoped that this floray had finally explantriated all his unwanted "fleur-de-loathe."

Etymology: 1. Explantriate: blend of plant & expatriate. 2. Tarpeian: after "Tarpeian Rock" a cliff in ancient Rome where criminals were executed by being thrown from the top of it. 3. Floray (flora & foray) 4. Fleur-de-loathe (very loosely based on Fleur-de-lis)

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clever - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-14: 10:22:00

me likey - SpaceCadet, 2007-11-14: 12:14:00

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