American mistletoe

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Synonyms for American mistletoe

the traditional mistletoe of Christmas in America: grows on deciduous trees and can severely weaken the host plant

small herb with scalelike leaves on reddish-brown stems and berrylike fruits

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Taiwan was first staged in 1997 in Huashan Winery as a response to the 1996 Taiwan Strait Crisis by the little- known experimental theatre group Golden Bough Theatre.
Frazer's first edition of The Golden Bough was published in two volumes in 1890.
the golden bough that once allowed a Roman to pass safely through the
The result is The God Tree, the first book to take up the quest for the Golden Bough since JG Frazer's classic study in 1915.
In this formative context, Lawrence initiates further reading in Frazer's The Golden Bough just before he begins writing St.
The first study concerns itself with Wittgenstein's commentary on Jewish and non-Jewish spirit in European culture and art; the second addresses Wittgenstein's understanding of the spiritual natures of art, culture, and civilization; and the third explores Wittgenstein's criticism of James George Frazer's account of myth, magic, and religion in The Golden Bough.
Once out of nature I shall never take My bodily form from any natural thing But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make Of hammered gold and gold enameling To keep a drowsy Emperor awake; Or set upon a golden bough to sing To Lords and Ladies of Byzantium Of what is past and passing and to come.
James Frazer in Golden Bough traces the origin of kingship in human society and how the king became the strongest person in the community.
The other is to say that a couple of important books are not referred to: one is Lecky's European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne and, of course, Frazer's Golden Bough (mentioning both these shows this reviewer's age, of course).
Lawrence acknowledges the influence of Frazer's The Golden Bough on his notions of myths and symbols as he completes Fantasia of the Unconscious before he begins work on the three 1921 novellas.
Robert Fraser, writing an introduction to James George Frazer's The Golden Bough, claims that the anthropologist's interest for the golden bough passage in The Aeneid was heightened only upon reading Servius's commentary based on which a parallel exists between the "golden bough" and a tree close to the temple of Diana built by Iphigenia and Orestes in Aricia as "a prerogative was granted to runaway slaves that whosoever broke this branch might challenge the fugitive priest to single combat and become priest himself in commemoration of the original flight" (xvii).
Brown then joined forces with Margie Butler and Paul Espinoza of the Celtic group Golden Bough.
Whatever his literary inclinations, Nick Adams has yet to be convinced of the cultural importance of Sir James Frazer's The Golden Bough (1890-1915).
We'll be doing loads of old ones - Pass it On, Don't Think You're The First, Dreaming Of You, Shadows Fall, plus The Golden Bough off the rarities disk of the singles collection.
This paper provides a systematic exposition of what Wittgenstein took to be the fundamental error committed by James George Frazer, author of the classic anthropological work The Golden Bough, in his account of ritual practices.