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

Word History


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

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“Phoradendron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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