mistletoe

Definitions of mistletoe
  1. noun
    Old World parasitic shrub having branching greenish stems with leathery leaves and waxy white glutinous berries; the traditional mistletoe of Christmas
    synonyms: Old World mistletoe, Viscum album
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    type of:
    parasitic plant
    plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from it
  2. noun
    shrub of central and southeastern Europe; partially parasitic on beeches, chestnuts and oaks
    synonyms: Loranthus europaeus
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    type of:
    parasitic plant
    plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from it
  3. noun
    American plants closely resembling Old World mistletoe
    synonyms: false mistletoe
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    types:
    American mistletoe, Phoradendron flavescens, Phoradendron serotinum
    the traditional mistletoe of Christmas in America: grows on deciduous trees and can severely weaken the host plant
    type of:
    parasitic plant
    plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from it
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