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

Type of: false mistletoe, mistletoe, parasitic plant

Part of: Arceuthobium, genus Arceuthobium

Encyclopedia: American mistletoe