mistletoe


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Synonyms for mistletoe

Old World parasitic shrub having branching greenish stems with leathery leaves and waxy white glutinous berries

shrub of central and southeastern Europe

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There were ruddy, brown-faced, broad-girthed Spanish Friars, and winking from their shelves in wanton slyness at the girls as they went by, and glanced demurely at the hung-up mistletoe.
The merry old soul professed herself immensely flattered by his admiration, and the boys declared she "set her cap at him," else he would never have dared to catch her under the mistletoe, and, rising on the tips of his own toes, gallantly salute her fat cheek.
Jamie boldly invited all the ladies to come and salute him; and as for Uncle Jem, he behaved as if the entire room was a grove of mistletoe.
Hum, well, she shall take old Mac under the mistletoe, and kiss him prettily.
therefore he was rather astonished, not to say gratified, when, after a look at the victim, she laughed suddenly, and, going up to the group of gentlemen, drew her uncle Mac under the mistletoe and surprised him with a hearty kiss.
He certainly had, for, as he spoke, Rose pulled down the mistletoe and threw it into the fire, while the boys jeered at the crestfallen Prince, and exalted quick-witted Rose to the skies.
Pickwick, after kissing the old lady as before mentioned, was standing under the mistletoe, looking with a very pleased countenance on all that was passing around him, when the young lady with the black eyes, after a little whispering with the other young ladies, made a sudden dart forward, and, putting her arm round Mr.
PREPARE to pucker up for a season of snogging - for mild weather has produced a bumper crop of mistletoe.
17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Continuing its 167-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The Mistletoe Drone, a remote controlled hovering ball of holiday whimsy that compels unrestrained Yuletide mirth.
BUYERS travelled hundreds of miles to take part in a Midland tradition dating back centuries - the Mistletoe and Holly Auction.
Nick Champion, Tenbury's mistletoe and holly auctioneer for more than 35 years, kept the sale alive by moving it over the border to Herefordshire for four years and now it is thriving again.
Stick with mistletoe for true taste of the season 6 Mistletoe is as important as holly in the practice and folklore of Christmas.
It deals with mistletoe and its history and why it isn't widely available even though it is such a popular part of Christmas.
Seeds of mistletoe are spread through explosive hydrostatic release, or more rarely through dissemination by birds and mammals.