American mistletoe


American mistletoe
noun
1. the traditional mistletoe of Christmas in America: grows on deciduous trees and can severely weaken the host plant
Hypernyms: ↑mistletoe, ↑false mistletoe
2. small herb with scalelike leaves on reddish-brown stems and berrylike fruits; parasitic on spruce and larch trees
Hypernyms: ↑parasitic plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Arceuthobium, ↑genus Arceuthobium

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
1. : a small scaly leafless herb (Arceuthobium pusillum) that is parasitic on spruce and larch and has reddish brown stems, minute flowers, and berrylike fruits
2. : mistletoe 2a

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