Definition of American mistletoe
1. Noun. The traditional mistletoe of Christmas in America: grows on deciduous trees and can severely weaken the host plant.
Generic synonyms: False Mistletoe, Mistletoe
2. Noun. Small herb with scalelike leaves on reddish-brown stems and berrylike fruits; parasitic on spruce and larch trees.
Group relationships: Arceuthobium, Genus Arceuthobium
Generic synonyms: Parasitic Plant
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Literary usage of American mistletoe
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1. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1907)
"American mistletoe.—There are several species of Mistletoe in the United States but the one usually called American mistletoe is Phoradendron ..."
2. Proceedings of the Society of American Foresters by Society of American Foresters (1912)
"Cannon further mentions that the American mistletoe in its extreme youth is ... The anatomy and some of the biological aspects of the "American mistletoe" ..."
3. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1922)
"Studies of Insects Associated with the American mistletoe. ... By the name "American mistletoe'' the species Phoradendron ..."
4. Our Northern Shrubs and how to Identify Them: A Handbook for the Nature-lover by Harriet Louise Keeler (1903)
"Our American mistletoe is not the same species as the European Mistletoe, though greatly resembling it. Its range is southern, yet it appears sparingly ..."
5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"Similarly misleading is figure 119, the mistletoe (by which the author means the American mistletoe), for it illustrates not the American plant ..."