American mistletoe


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Noun1.American mistletoe - the traditional mistletoe of Christmas in America: grows on deciduous trees and can severely weaken the host plantAmerican mistletoe - the traditional mistletoe of Christmas in America: grows on deciduous trees and can severely weaken the host plant
false mistletoe, mistletoe - American plants closely resembling Old World mistletoe
2.American mistletoe - small herb with scalelike leaves on reddish-brown stems and berrylike fruits; parasitic on spruce and larch trees
Arceuthobium, genus Arceuthobium - genus of chiefly American plants parasitic on conifers
parasitic plant - plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from it
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There are three types of mistletoe: European mistletoe which is thought to have medicinal properties; American mistletoe (the one we associate with our kissing customs); and the dwarf mistletoe which is known to be toxic.
American mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum, Viscaceae) in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.
The nocturnal, squirrel-size Dromiciops australis eats seeds of a South American mistletoe and then excretes them onto trees, report Gillermo Amico and Marcelo A.

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