noun. ['ˈmɪsəlˌtoʊ'] American plants closely resembling Old World mistletoe.
- false mistletoe
- Phoradendron serotinum
- parasitic plant
- American mistletoe
- genus Phoradendron
Words that Rhyme with Mistletoe
Example sentences of the word mistletoe
1. Noun, singular or mass
One of the most common relationships is that between black spruce and the eastern spruce dwarf mistletoe.
Early symptoms of mistletoe infection include swelling of the bark and growth of witch's broom.
Quotes containing the word mistletoe
1. Mistletoe,"said Luna dreamily, pointing at a large clump of white berries placed almost over Harry's head. He jumped out from under it. "Good thinking,"said Luna seriously. "It's often infested with nargles.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2. Christmas crept into Pine Cove like a creeping Christmas thing: dragging garland, ribbon, and sleigh bells, oozing eggnog, reeking of pine, and threatening festive doom like a cold sore under the mistletoe.
- Christopher Moore, The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
3. While she could hardly fathom what had just happened to her that night, she reached some conclusions before she fell asleep, certain things now made perfect sense; Moon River didn’t sound so syrupy, mistletoe wasn’t such a bad idea, and perhaps dating was not such a frivolous waste of time after all.
- E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
noun. ['ˈmɪsəlˌtoʊ'] shrub of central and southeastern Europe; partially parasitic on beeches, chestnuts and oaks.
- genus Loranthus
- Loranthus europaeus
noun. ['ˈmɪsəlˌtoʊ'] Old World parasitic shrub having branching greenish stems with leathery leaves and waxy white glutinous berries; the traditional mistletoe of Christmas.
- parasitic plant
- Old World mistletoe
- genus Viscum