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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The book's title, The Slain God, refers to Frazer's The Golden Bough (1890 with multiple later expanded editions), in which Frazer critiques the religious faith of "savages" who believe in a God slain and reborn.
Sir James Frazer, in his classic The Golden Bough, writes at some length of the sexual practices of pre-Christian churches.
Near the historic Golden Bough Theater, this new offshoot of wines from Paraiso features site-driven Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from a sustainable estate vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands.
the golden bough that once allowed a Roman to pass safely through the
The result is The God Tree, the first book to take up the quest for the Golden Bough since JG Frazer's classic study in 1915.
The first study concerns itself with Wittgenstein's commentary on Jewish and non-Jewish spirit in European culture and art; the second addresses Wittgenstein's understanding of the spiritual natures of art, culture, and civilization; and the third explores Wittgenstein's criticism of James George Frazer's account of myth, magic, and religion in The Golden Bough.
James Frazer in Golden Bough traces the origin of kingship in human society and how the king became the strongest person in the community.
The other is to say that a couple of important books are not referred to: one is Lecky's European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne and, of course, Frazer's Golden Bough (mentioning both these shows this reviewer's age, of course).
Robert Fraser, writing an introduction to James George Frazer's The Golden Bough, claims that the anthropologist's interest for the golden bough passage in The Aeneid was heightened only upon reading Servius's commentary based on which a parallel exists between the "golden bough" and a tree close to the temple of Diana built by Iphigenia and Orestes in Aricia as "a prerogative was granted to runaway slaves that whosoever broke this branch might challenge the fugitive priest to single combat and become priest himself in commemoration of the original flight" (xvii).
Brown then joined forces with Margie Butler and Paul Espinoza of the Celtic group Golden Bough.
Whatever his literary inclinations, Nick Adams has yet to be convinced of the cultural importance of Sir James Frazer's The Golden Bough (1890-1915).
We'll be doing loads of old ones - Pass it On, Don't Think You're The First, Dreaming Of You, Shadows Fall, plus The Golden Bough off the rarities disk of the singles collection.