Verboticism: Floracide

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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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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


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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Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: bot-ann-nee-glect

Sentence: Earl's botaneglect of the poinsettia ended in a clear case of botanicide.

Etymology: Bota(ny) + neglect

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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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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)


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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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)


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


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Created by: gregflynn




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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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Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: crow kus

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

Etymology: crocus, croak us

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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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