Origin of mistletoe
Examples from the Web for mistletoe
Contemporary Examples of mistletoe
Eventually, the mistletoe bush grows, blooms, and forms berries, and the cycle begins anew.
Mistletoe is basically a vampire—but one of those an anti-hero type vampires.
In a dramatic twist on mistletoe reproduction, their seeds explode, literally.
“Mistletoe infections can be a symptom of larger problems,” notes Shaw.
Mistletoes infections can kill individual trees and stands of trees, and most mistletoe species attack specific tree species.
Historical Examples of mistletoe
Loki stood by him and directed his hand as Hodur threw the mistletoe.Classic Myths
Mary Catherine Judd
Girls, although they be ladies, are kissed under the mistletoe.Christmas: Its Origin and Associations
William Francis Dawson
And he said, in a very low voice, 'I didn't dare to kiss you under the mistletoe.'Four Days
"It's like the chest in the 'Mistletoe Bough,'" cried Blanche.Hunter's Marjory
Margaret Bruce Clarke
The pictures on the walls were covered with holly and mistletoe.
Word Origin for mistletoe
Old English mistiltan, from mistel "mistletoe" (see missel) + tan "twig." Cf. Old Norse mistilteinn, Norwegian misteltein, Danish mistelten. The second element is cognate with Old Saxon and Old Frisian ten, Old Norse teinn, Dutch teen, Old High German zein, Gothic tains "twig." Venerated by the Druids; the custom of hanging it at Christmas and kissing under it is mentioned by Washington Irving.