Noun(1) American plants closely resembling Old World mistletoe(2) Old World parasitic shrub having branching greenish stems with leathery leaves and waxy white glutinous berries; the traditional mistletoe of Christmas(3) shrub of central and southeastern Europe; partially parasitic on beeches, chestnuts and oaks
(1) For example, mistletoe grows on trees and supplements its nutrition by absorbing nutrients from the tree.(2) Kissing under the mistletoe is a remnant of the old fertility rites.(3) Unlike Spanish moss, mistletoe is a parasite that takes its food from the host tree.(4) In Somerset and Herefordshire mistletoe grows on the apple trees from which cedar is produced.(5) The Druids would cut the mistletoe that grew on the oak tree and give it as a blessing.(6) Kissing under the mistletoe is a relatively recent custom, popularized in Victorian England.(7) The correct procedure is that a man should pick a berry each time he kisses a girl under the mistletoe , and the kissing should stop when the last berry is gone.(8) He eyed the mistletoe above her head and before she knew what was happening, Justin was kissing her passionately.(9) So far it's been okay, I kiss Greg under the mistletoe when I get a chance.(10) Once the festivities are over put the mistletoe berries in a plastic bag and keep in a cool place until February or March.(11) Decorative plants such as holly, mistletoe and poinsettia are toxic to pets.(12) Most dwarf mistletoes grow on conifers in the western United States.(13) I've already hung up the holly, bows, wreaths, and mistletoes around the house strategically.(14) The mistletoes that grow on the Ohau beeches can reach nine feet in both length and width and can virtually envelop a tree, but unlike their European and North American counterparts, they do not damage their hosts.(15) Somehow Nicky kept finding mistletoes all around the house, so he had an excuse to kiss me.(16) The other well-known xylem tapping parasites are the mistletoes .