Arceuthobium

noun
Ar·ceu·tho·bi·um | \ˌärsyəˈthōbēəm, ˌarˌsüˈ-\

Definition of Arceuthobium 

: a genus of chiefly American plants (family Loranthaceae) parasitic on various conifers and having 4-angled branches, scalelike leaves, dioecious flowers, and fleshy stalked berries — see american mistletoe

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Arceuthobium

New Latin, from Greek arkeuthos juniper + New Latin -bium; from its parasitism on conifers; perhaps akin to Greek arkys net

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Arceuthobium

Share Arceuthobium

Dictionary Entries near Arceuthobium

arc de triomphe

arcella

Arcellidae

Arceuthobium

arc furnace

arch

Arch

Statistics for Arceuthobium

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Arceuthobium

What made you want to look up Arceuthobium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

evasion of direct action or statement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!