Old English mistel "basil, mistletoe," from Proto-Germanic *mikhstilaz (cf. Old Saxon mistil, Dutch mistel, Old High German mistil, German Mistel, Swedish mistel), of unknown origin.
- missal stand,
- missed abortion,
- missed labor,
- missel thrush,
- missense mutation,
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Missel, mis′l, n. the largest of the European thrushes—supposed to be fond of the berries of the mistletoe.
If he likes, he may take hold of the feet of a looser and compel him to walk on his hands to secure this missel.The Tinguian|Fay-Cooper Cole
She would never again feel like a missel thrush with a safe-hidden nest.The Secret Garden|Frances Hodgson Burnett
When flying, it seems scarcely larger than a Missel Thrush; but it is more slender in shape, and its wings are much longer.British Birds in their Haunts|Rev. C. A. Johns
No wonder he thought our robin inferior in power to the missel thrush, in variety to the mavis, and in melody to the blackbird!Fresh Fields|John Burroughs