Phoradendron

noun

Pho·​ra·​den·​dron
ˌfōrəˈdendrən
: a genus of American hemiparasitic plants (family Loranthaceae) having erect and vertically 2-celled anthers see mistletoe sense 2a

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek phōr thief + dendron tree; from the parasitic habit

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“Phoradendron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phoradendron. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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