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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of parasitic shrubs, including the mistletoe of Europe.
  • n. Birdlime, which is often made from the berries of the European mistletoe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of parasitic plants, including the mistletoe, type of the tribe Visceæ in the order Loranthaceæ.
  • n. [lowercase] Bird-lime.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Viscaceae: Old World evergreen shrubs parasitic on many trees including oaks but especially apple trees, poplars, aspens and cottonwoods

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