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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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.
Holly, mistletoe, red berries, ivy, turkeys, geese, game, poultry, brawn, meat, pigs, sausages, oysters, pies, puddings, fruit, and punch, all vanished instantly.
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.
To the people of early civilizations, there was only one explanation: Mistletoe possessed magical powers.
Granted many people attest that mistletoe tea helps with control of blood pressure.
Decorating with mistletoe has been a holiday tradition for many centuries in North America and Europe.
MAKE THE MOST OF MISTLETOE THESE ethereal spheres of evergreen foliage can often be spotted growing wild in bare trees over winter, and are a delightful touch to our front doors and hallways for Christmas.
HAVE A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS THE glossy dark spiky leaves and fresh red berries of the holly plant Because mistletoe is a parasitic plant .
There you have it - spruce, holly, ivy and mistletoe, four lovely and fresh decorations that you can grow in your very own garden.