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American mistletoe

Definition of the noun american mistletoe

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  1. the traditional mistletoe of Christmas in America: grows on deciduous trees and can severely weaken the host plant
  2. small herb with scalelike leaves on reddish-brown stems and berrylike fruits; parasitic on spruce and larch trees

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (2010)

Subjective health care viewed with an objective eye by Joseph Segen

Cf Ginseng American indigo Wild indigo, see there, Baptista tinctoria American mandrake Mayapple, see there, Podophyllum peltatum American mistletoe Herbal medicine Phoradendron flavescens, P serotinum, golden bough, mistletoe A ...

Google previewCunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (2012)

by Scott Cunningham

flavescens–American Mistletoe Poison) Folk Names: All Heal, Birdlime, Devil's Fuge, Donnerbesen, European Mistletoe, Golden Bough, Holy Wood, Lignam sanctae ...

Google previewDictionary of Herbs, Spices, Seasonings, and Natural Flavorings (2013)

by Carole J. Skelly


Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

Holstege Blue RidgePoison Center, Charlottesville, VA, USA • SYNONYMS:American mistletoe: Phoradendron flavescens, Phoradendron juniperinum, Phoradendron leucarpum, Phoradendron macrophyllum, Phoradendron ...

Google previewDictionary of Natural Healing (2014)

by Deborah R. Mitchell

Despite yearsof controversy aboutthe opposite effects provided by Europeanversus American mistletoe, analyses show that they have similar active components and thus similar effects: it slows the pulse, reduces blood pressure, ...

Google previewDictionary of Healthful Food Terms (1997)

by Bev Bennett, Virginia Van Vynckt, Carolyn E. Moore

The one used most medicinally is Vtscum album, or European mistletoe; American mistletoe is better known as a Christmas decoration. In Europe, injected extracts of mistletoe have been used to treat cancer and AIDS, although the treatment ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (2010)

Complete Information About the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter

Phoradendron flavescens (American Mistletoe). A parasitical plant with a root firmly attached to the wood of the tree on which it grows, it was sacred to ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

American mistletoe. Phoradendron serotinum. American mole shrew. Blarina brevicauda. American musquash root. Cicuta maculata. American nightshade. common name of Solanum americanum and sometimes of Phytolacca americana .

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

and Phoradendron (American mistletoe). mistura [L.]mixture. MIT monoiodotyrosine. mitchell grass [mich′ l]see Astrebla. Mitchell ...

Google previewStedman's Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing (2005)

by Thomas Lathrop Stedman

sticklewort; cocklebur alfalfa; lucerne alisma; marsh drain; water plantain alkanet allspice aloe; kumari althea -see-hollyhock alumroot-see-cranesbill amaranth; love lies bleeding; red cockscomb American mistletoe American sloe- see-black ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1920)

An International Work of Reference, Complete in Twelve Volumes, with 7000 Illustrations, Colored Plates, Colored Maps and Engravings

THE AMERICAN MISTLETOE (Phoradendron flaveacens) 1. Bienville Square. 2. City Market. 3. Spring Hill College. Mistletoe Thrush tries. varying from the Austra — lian non-parasitic genus Mytsia to the absolute parasite Phrygilanlhu: ...

Google previewCompton's Pictured Encyclopedia (1922)

To Inspire Ambition, to Stimulate the Imagination, to Provide the Inquiring Mind with Accurate Information Told in an Interesting Style, and Thus Lead Into Broader Fields of Knowledge, Such is the Purpose of this Work by Guy Stanton Ford

The American mistletoe (Phoradendron flavescens) grows from New Jersey southward and westward, and closely resembles the European in general appearance. The mistletoe appears as a bushy growth with many forking branches, often ...

Google previewNELSON'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA (1907)

The American mistletoe (Phoradendron fiavescens). Mistletoe Growing on Branch. L Crwi section. 2. Longitudinal section. found in the Southern States, has broader and shorter leaves and smaller berries and flowers than that of Europe.

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

Cattle have been seriously poisoned by Pfioradendron sero- rinum (American mistletoe). q.v. See also A ...

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American mistletoe (Phoradendron serotinum)

American mistletoe (Phoradendron serotinum)
Sonoma County, CA

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