Verboticism: Floracide


Created by: Mustang

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.

Pronunciation: flor-uh-side

Sentence: In a blatant attempt to commit floracide on an unwanted hideous tropical houseplant she had gotten as a gift, Etta left it outdoors on the patio during a blizzard.

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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Comments: Floracide

metrohumanx - 2008-10-13: 02:36:00
Yes, a blizzard WILL do the trick.

lumina - 2008-10-13: 22:23:00
Now that is just plain "cold-hearted."