Verboticism: Botanikiller

'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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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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Deathpod

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (death-pod)

Sentence: That plant looked like a deathpod when it was put outside.

Etymology: Death: When something, or someone dies. Pod: A part of a plant containing seeds.

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Expelant

Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: ex-pel-ant

Sentence: Instead of transplanting the geraniums, Betty decided to expelant them on the porch in hopes that someone would take them away.

Etymology: expel - to cast out + plant, antonym of transplant

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Planthenasia

Created by: Boomertoo

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The peak seasons for planthenasia are right after Christmas and Easter, when seasonal gifts are often cast out.

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

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Explantriate

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: ex-'plant-re-ate

Sentence: Unidentifiable dead stalks stood in haphazard rows, interrupted only by the occasional rotting heap of pumpkin or novelty plastic container. Each day Kimberly marched through this, her not garden, which was annually expanding westward and pushing her car closer and closer to the street. Kimberly's explantriation annoyed her neighbors, "it's an eyesore" complained Jared "and it's driving down the value of my house and it's driving me crazy!" Kimberly quipped: "the only real eyesore in this neighborhood is Jared's wife."

Etymology: plant (distinguished on the microscopic level by cell walls) + expatriate (to leave one's country)

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Florassicpark

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: flor assik park

Sentence: When Heidi put her Easter Lily outside, poor Lily knew it was a signal. She would be out in Florassic Park with all the other neglected and forgotten seasonal plants...the sad pointsettia, the withered hyacinths, tulips and daffodils and of course the poor shamrock who had served for St.Paddy'Day. It wans't just Florassic Park, it was Plantsylvania to the lovely former show plants. But soon theDay of the Triffids would return...Revenge of the Pot People.

Etymology: Flora (plants) & Jurassic (geol.era when plants started) & Jurassic Park (movie about a theme park made with real plants and dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era)

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Snubotany

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)

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

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