: 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

Word History


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

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“Arceuthobium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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