Origin of mistletoe
Examples from the Web for 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.
“Mistletoe infections can be a symptom of larger problems,” notes Shaw.
In a dramatic twist on mistletoe reproduction, their seeds explode, literally.
Mistletoes infections can kill individual trees and stands of trees, and most mistletoe species attack specific tree species.
Mistletoe was the only thing in the world which had not sworn not to harm Baldur.The Book of Hallowe'en|Ruth Edna Kelley
It was late in April when she went down to Mistletoe, the marriage having been fixed for the 3rd of May.The American Senator|Anthony Trollope
But Mordacks returned, as an honest man should do, to put the laurel and the mistletoe on his proper household gods.Mary Anerley|R. D. Blackmore
There was a good deal of laughing, and somebody called for the song, “The Mistletoe Bough.”Johnny Ludlow, Third Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
The professor wrote about her in the newspapers; and every one who came to the neighbourhood had to go and look at the mistletoe.The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories|Carl Ewald
British Dictionary definitions for mistletoe
Word Origin for mistletoe
Word Origin and History 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.