missel

n.

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.


Nearby words

  1. missal stand,
  2. missay,
  3. missed abortion,
  4. missed labor,
  5. misseem,
  6. missel thrush,
  7. missend,
  8. missense,
  9. missense mutation,
  10. misshape

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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