Meaning of MISTLETOE in English

MISTLETOE

■ noun a leathery-leaved parasitic plant which grows on broadleaf trees and bears white berries in winter. [ Viscum album (Eurasia), Phoradendron flavescens (N. America), and other species.]

Origin

OE misteltān , from mistel '~' (of Gmc origin) + tān 'twig'.

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