[ US /ˈmɪsəɫˌtoʊ/ ]
[ UK /mˈɪsə‍ltˌə‍ʊ/ ]
  1. Old World parasitic shrub having branching greenish stems with leathery leaves and waxy white glutinous berries; the traditional mistletoe of Christmas
  2. American plants closely resembling Old World mistletoe
  3. shrub of central and southeastern Europe; partially parasitic on beeches, chestnuts and oaks
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How To Use mistletoe In A Sentence

  • It was made of a mixture of roots of zedoary similar to ginger, lovage and peony, parsnip seeds, mistletoe, myrrh, castor oil and dried millipedes steeped in mugwort tea and brandy. Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe
  • It wasn't that it grossed him out terribly, but he had heard so many mistletoe comments over the past week that he could barely contain himself.
  • Here are some things to keep in mind when the guy you want to catch under the mistletoe is more into keeping it strictly platonic.
  • Threatened plant species currently being protected or monitored include the endemic saltpan cresses (Lepidium kirkii and L. sisymbrioides matau), the upland shrub Hebe cupressoides, the endangered Hector's tree daisy (Olearia hectorii), native Peraxilla mistletoes, and the epiphytic forest shrub Tupeia antarctica. Cantebury-Otago tussock grasslands
  • They won't have bad breath under the mistletoe, at least. The Sun
  • Thus new clumps of mistletoe form. Times, Sunday Times
  • The mistletoes that grow on the Ohau beeches can reach nine feet in both length and width and can virtually envelop a tree, but unlike their European and North American counterparts, they do not damage their hosts.
  • After that came the mistletoe to smear the blade, whose sticky sap would ensure free, unstaunchable bleeding ... and the great, thick-bladed steel knife with which to take the trophy skull ... Ripping Time
  • Unlike most plant parasites, the broom-forming dwarf mistletoes may considerably benefit a forest community by creating additional food resources and habitat for many animals.
  • Vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy are common signs when cats ingest plants such as amaryllis, mistletoe and holly. SFGate: Top News Stories
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