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Language: Old English
Origin: misteltan, from mistel 'mistletoe' + tan 'small stem'

mistletoe

noun
     
Related topics: Plants
mis‧tle‧toe [uncountable]
HBP a plant with small white berries, which grows on trees. It is traditional to kiss people under a piece of mistletoe at Christmas.

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