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'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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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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Sacrilily

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sak ril lilee

Sentence: After his Mother's annual Easter visit and gift of an Easter Lily, Neil felt it was too painful a reminder of her unpleasant holiday with him. He therefore always made a sacrilily of the plant by placing it out on his frosty terrace.

Etymology: Sacrifice (endure the loss of;destroy or kill) & Lily (any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers)

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Botaneglect

MrDave2176

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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Surplantor

Created by: blackkittynili

Pronunciation: sur-plan-tor

Sentence: i left the surplantor outside so it dies.

Etymology: survivor-plant

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so cool - blackkittynili, 2007-11-14: 09:55:00

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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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Exofoliacizing

Created by: dubld

Pronunciation: eg-so-fo-fo-lee-ah-size-ing

Sentence: After living with the drooping easter lilly for a time, he decided it was time to exofoliacize his easter demon plant.

Etymology: exo (Out) + foliage (Plant) + Exorcize (Expel)

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Agribandon

Created by: apeavy

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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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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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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-14: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird! ~ James'

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-14: 04:19:00
How ironic, I just did this yesterday with some cilantro that developed a wicked case of spider mites. Now I get to feel the guilt allll over again.

Jabberwocky - 2007-11-14: 15:22:00
I got a phone call from cilantro - he said "Save me purple - it's not too late"

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-14: 18:32:00
I hate you Jabber. Here come the nightmares... "I'm freeeeezing!"

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-14: 23:02:00
The cilantro is just the tip of the iceberg! I heard that Purple iced her entire crop artichokes, which she was **trying** to grow hydroponically in her basement. That is until she saw her electricity bill quadruple. Just think of all those poor baby artichokes... It's sad, until you think -- Purple probably would have ate them anyways. ~ James

mplsbohemian - 2007-11-14: 23:08:00
Tip of the iceberg *lettuce*, you mean.

purpleartichokes - 2007-11-15: 06:54:00
Now I'm all choked up... guess I'll start eating more meat.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-10: 00:08:00
Today's definition was suggested by yellowbird. Thank you yellowbird. ~ James

artr artr - 2010-03-10: 12:20:00
A friend suggested a very scary thought. She says that the verbotomists should get together and have a \"meet & greet\".

mrskellyscl mrskellyscl - 2010-03-10: 12:46:00
Sounds good. We could have a convention in Verbena, Alabama