Definition of American mistletoe

1. Noun. The traditional mistletoe of Christmas in America: grows on deciduous trees and can severely weaken the host plant.

2. Noun. Small herb with scalelike leaves on reddish-brown stems and berrylike fruits; parasitic on spruce and larch trees.
Exact synonyms: Arceuthobium Pusillum
Group relationships: Arceuthobium, Genus Arceuthobium
Generic synonyms: Parasitic Plant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Mistletoe

American laurels
American leishmaniasis
American licorice
American lime
American liquorice
American lobster
American lotus
American magpie
American maidenhair fern
American marten
American mastodon
American mastodont
American merganser
American mink
American minks
American mistletoe (current term)
American mountain ash
American night heron
American oil palm
American olive
American option
American options
American organ
American oriole
American painted lady
American painted ladys
American parasol
American parsley fern
American pasqueflower
American pennyroyal

Literary usage of American mistletoe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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 ..."

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