Definition of mistletoe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɪsltəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪsltoʊ//
; BrE BrE//ˈmɪzltəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪzltoʊ//
[uncountable] Plants
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a plant with small shiny white berries that grows on other trees and is often used as a decoration at Christmas the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe See related entries: Plants Word OriginOld English misteltān, from mistel ‘mistletoe’ (of Germanic origin, related to Dutch mistel and German Mistel) + tān ‘twig’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mistletoe