mistletoe mistletoe  /ˈmɪs əl ˌtoʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) American plants closely resembling Old World mistletoe
  2. (n) Old World parasitic shrub having branching greenish stems with leathery leaves and waxy white glutinous berries; the traditional mistletoe of Christmas
  3. (n) shrub of central and southeastern Europe; partially parasitic on beeches, chestnuts and oaks

Usage(s):

  1. Further, the mistletoe contained the spark which yearly rekindled the sun, and it was the seat of the mystery of fire.
  2. According to Celtic and Teutonic legend, mistletoe is magical it can heal wounds, increase fertility, bring good luck and ward off evil spirits.
  3. Balder, God of Light in Norse mythology, was invulnerable to everything except mistletoe.

News

  1. From the Web: Magic trick for the homeless

    We have featured a few of Provo YouTube magician and prankster Stuart Edge's videos in recent months, like his "Kissing Under the Mistletoe" prank, his "Saran Wrap Sledding," his "Spiderman Ki…
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Provo Daily Herald

  2. Small freezer fire extinguished at Redding school

    A small kitchen fire broke out in the kitchen at Mistletoe Elementary School, near the intersection of Mistletoe Lane and Churn Creek Road, this afternoon.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Record Searchlight

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Quotes

  1. "He sang something about a mistletoe, I'm not quite sure," Richt said. "But he sang it well. He cut those gassers in half, so that was a good deal."
    on Dec 23, 2009 By: Mark Richt Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

  2. Butler, who often used Hathaway as an arranger, asked, "Why do we specify 'written by an African American'? It's a great song. And 'This Christmas' had the audacity to say, 'Hang all the mistletoe / I'm going to get to know you better this...
    on Dec 13, 2009 By: Jerry Butler Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. ("There is no mistletoe," two-time Olympian Scott Macartney said. "It's an all-men's team."
    on Dec 3, 2009 By: Scott Macartney Source: ESPN

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