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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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Botanikiller

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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: bəˈtani kilər

Sentence: Doris was such a sweet person that her neighbors found it shocking to find out that she was a botanikiller. They thought she was trying to give her house plants a boost of sunshine when they were set out on the deck. When the first frost hit, they were concerned. When the first snow came, it was clear that her intent was homicidal.

Etymology: botanical (of or relating to plants) + killer (a person, animal, or thing that causes death)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Botanikiller would make a great movie title. Nice, artr! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-13: 11:20:00

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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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Botanicice

Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: Boat-an-ic-ice

Sentence: That ugly plant has got to go - botanicice that thing and let's be done with it!

Etymology: Botanic (plants) + Ice (slang; murder, also play on cold weather) = Botanicice

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Florphan

Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: flor-fin

Sentence: "Look at this lovely florphan I found on 7th street!", exclaimed Rachel as she came through the door holding what looked like some kind of bedraggled plant.

Etymology: flora, orphan

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COMMENTS:

Florabundiful word! - Nosila, 2010-03-10: 16:09:00

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Dieffenbachiassassination

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dee-fuh n-bah-kee-uh-uh-sas-uh-neyt

Sentence: Debbie was never very good with house plants. She once killed a cactus that her mother-in-law gave her that had survived years of neglect. When her friend gave her a lovely house plant she planted it out front knowing full well that she was committing Dieffenbachiassassination. "It's better that it return to nature than in my kitchen and end up in a trash can" she was heard to say.

Etymology: Dieffenbachia(tropical flowering plants in the family Araceae noted for their patterned leaves) assassination (to destroy or harm treacherously and viciously)

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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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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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Meanthumb

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: meen-thum

Sentence: it was clear that the sad little pot plant was making her kitchen gloomy and it was time for her to exercise her meanthumb

Etymology: mean, green thumb

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COMMENTS:

It just works. - dubld, 2007-11-14: 09:06:00

pot plants usually have the opposite effect - why didn't she just smoke it? - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-14: 10:21:00

i'm gunja pretend you didn't say that - rikboyee, 2007-11-14: 15:31:00

doobie doobie do - where's purple when you want to sing - you know youjuana - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-14: 16:25:00

Seems to mean it's all about meangreen! Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-14: 17:16:00

Purple's been swamped at work, with no signs of letting up until after Jan 15. Poor Purple. Love your word Rik. - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-14: 18:25:00

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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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