Viscum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Viscum type genus of the Viscaceae: Old World evergreen shrubs parasitic on many trees including oaks but especially apple trees, poplars, aspens and cottonwoods
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Viscum (Bot) A genus of parasitic shrubs, including the mistletoe of Europe.
    • Viscum Birdlime, which is often made from the berries of the European mistletoe.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Viscum vis′kum a genus of parasitic plants, including the mistletoe.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Thank you for the Aristolochia and Viscum cases: what species were they?
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Viscum has one attachment, but from this many branches spring after the form of the primary one.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
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