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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An evergreen plant with waxy white, poisonous berries, growing as a parasite on certain trees.

Usage examples (32)
  • mistletoe often hangs on oak trees and can become heavy enough to break the branches.
  • From time immemorial the mistletoe has been the object of superstitious veneration in Europe.
  • The Chairman: I have noticed that the mistletoe was a bad parasite on the pecans in some regions.
  • In other words, the mistletoe is another vestige of beliefs that existed long before Christianity. for more
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