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American mistletoe   /əmˈɛrəkən mˈɪsəltˌoʊ/   Listen
American mistletoe

noun
1.
The traditional mistletoe of Christmas in America: grows on deciduous trees and can severely weaken the host plant.  Synonyms: Phoradendron flavescens, Phoradendron serotinum.
2.
Small herb with scalelike leaves on reddish-brown stems and berrylike fruits; parasitic on spruce and larch trees.  Synonym: Arceuthobium pusillum.






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Words linked to "American mistletoe" :   Arceuthobium, false mistletoe, Phoradendron serotinum, mistletoe, parasitic plant, Phoradendron flavescens, Arceuthobium pusillum, genus Arceuthobium



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