- n. A fictional plant, able to move around and kill people with a poisonous stinger
- Coined by John Wyndham for his 1951 novel The Day of the Triffids (Wiktionary)
“A triffid is a highly venomous fictional plant species. ...”
“Then again, in full sail, she was a wonderful sight: Rod Hull's emu as styled by Salvador Dali, a human triffid who smoked Benson and Hedges, who never wore underwear and whose touchstones in life were good jewellery and high birth, and not a lot else.”
“Their huge yellow discs have risen triffid-like above everything else and they have all turned in a single direction.”
“Berdych may have had the heft, but as the match wore on Nadal's effortless mobility began to make his opponent lurch like an ailing triffid in the tramlines.”
“Those huge triffid-like columns that look so ineradicably healthy now, wither and dry slowly over the autumn, until they are mere hollowed-out skeletons by November.”
“I added a lot of dill, too, since the stuff has gone triffid in my garden.”
“I'm going to stay on the safe side and serve you triffid goulash and Ent risotto next time I have you over for an imaginary dinner.”
“Mashed triffid is very nutritious - that's canonical from the novel.”
“They peeled off the main road onto a dirt track that cut into a mass of thornbush and creeping triffid weed.”
“How could we even consider trusting blokes who look as though the triffid like lichen from the last cave they lived has taken root in their heart?”
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