Found 1 items, similar to misletoe.
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, n. [AS. mistelt[=a]n; mistel mistletoe
+ t[=a]n twig. AS. mistel is akin of D., G., Dan. & Sw.
mistel, OHG. mistil, Icel. mistilteinn; and AS. t[=a]n to D.
teen, OHG. zein, Icel. teinn, Goth. tains. Cf. Missel
A parasitic evergreen plant of Europe (Viscum album
bearing a glutinous fruit. When found upon the oak, where it
is rare, it was an object of superstitious regard among the
Druids. A bird lime is prepared from its fruit. [Written also
, and mistleto
Note: The mistletoe of the United States is Phoradendron serotinum
(syn. Phoradendron flavescens
broader leaves than the European kind. In different
regions various similar plants are called by this name.
The mistletoe is used as a decoration at Christmas
time, and it is a tradition that two persons of the
oposite sex finding each other under a mistletoe sprig
[1913 Webster +PJC]