Verboticism: Floracide

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Floracide

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: floor-a-side

Sentence: I confess. I am a floracidal maniac - a plant serial killer. Every Christmas, Easter and Mother's Day my family, with the best of intentions, sends me a beautiful, innocent potted martyr and my black thumb condemns them to a sad and bitter ending on the porch alone without food, water or a means of escaping the elements. The doorbell rings and I can hear the poor thing scream, "Noooooo!" as my daughter announces, "Mom, your victim's here."

Etymology: flora: plant life of a particular region or time; the goddess of flowers + -cide: suffix that denotes the act of killing

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Sacriherb

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: sa-cri-herb

Sentence: Those ugly easter lilies became Aunt Ida's latest sacriherb.

Etymology: sacrifice + herb (plant)

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Florilicide

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Flor-il-uh-side

Sentence: Beatrice hoped no one would realize she committed voluntary floriliside when she left her Christmas poinsettia outside thru the winter.

Etymology: Floral + to cause the death of

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Bloomingales

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: bloom/in/gales

Sentence: Chris carefully positioned all his Christmas plants in the shelter of the taller conifers hoping that Darwin's theory would prove correct and they might survive. It wasn't enough though to protect them from the blizzard and gale force winds and the little plants cried out to him "Why do you love us only at Christmas? We're not bred to bloomingales.

Etymology: bloom + gales + bloomingdales

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COMMENTS:

Bloomingales, a great place to chop...errr..shop - Mustang, 2008-10-13: 08:49:00

A plant is not just for christmas!! - TJayzz, 2008-10-13: 09:01:00

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Agribandon

Created by: apeavy

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Poinsettiacide

libertybelle

Created by: libertybelle

Pronunciation: poyn-set-tea-yuh-side

Sentence: Tired of looking at the ostentatious white Easter lily on the television, I set it outside during a cold snap, knowing I was commiting poinsettiaside, but not caring.

Etymology: poinsettia: traditional Christmas flower, traditionally given as a "oops I forgot you" gift -on par with Hickory farms platters. + -cide: suffix -act of killing

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COMMENTS:

Spot on, Belle. I love the etymolygy -- 'Hickory Farms platters'... Hahaha!! Classic. - Tigger, 2007-11-18: 20:30:00

libertybelle My brother and I call Hickory farms platters as the gift that says "%*&@ you - just be happy i got you something" - libertybelle, 2007-11-21: 09:44:00

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Floracide

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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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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Croakus

artr

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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COMMENTS:

deadly good word - Nosila, 2010-03-11: 00:22:00

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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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