Phoradendron

noun Pho·ra·den·dron \ˌfōrəˈdendrən\

Definition of Phoradendron

  1. :  a genus of American hemiparasitic plants (family Loranthaceae) having erect and vertically 2-celled anthers — see mistletoe 2a

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Origin and Etymology of phoradendron

New Latin, from Greek phōr thief + dendron tree; from the parasitic habit — more at dendr-


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