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hurricane cut

hurricane cut  n.— «Removing flower and fruit clusters is also fine. This debris can be messy and also potentially hazardous. This removal also reduces the number of weedy palm seedlings that could sprout up around the base. Overpruning...

convivium

convivium  n.— «Miami and Tallahassee have chapters, which the Slow Food folk refer to as conviviums. I guess it is slower and more impressive to say than “chapter.” And the plural “convivia” clearly has more cachet...

Florida T

Florida T  n.— «The second alternative is a configuration known as a “Florida T.” A “Florida T” would channel traffic so that northbound through traffic on Capitol Trail would move continuously and would not be controlled by a traffic...

croom

croom  v.— «Did Mike Shula just get Croomed? Shula is the guy Alabama hired over Croom four years ago. Alabama went 10-2 last year, but what’s Shula done lately? With all those resources and all that money, he’s 6-4 overall, 2-4 in the...

chopper stopper

chopper stopper  n.— «He was one of about two dozen men arrested in 2004 in Operation Chopper Stopper, a multi-agency investigation named for street slang for assault rifles.» —“Woman ran city drug ring they broke up, police...

Puertorro

Puertorro  n.— «If a puertorro—local slang for Puerto Rican—greets you with the invitation to play dominoes during Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations, consider yourself part of the family, said Calderon.» —“Throwing Down for the...