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Popular varieties like daffodil, iris, lily-of-the-valley, ivy, and even mistletoe are poisonous when consumed, according to the National Capital Poison Center.
Only Rhipsalis baccifera, the mistletoe cactus, managed to migrate prehistorically to Africa, Madagascar and Sri Lanka, its fruit presumably carried overseas by birds.
According to BuzzFeed, a man was spotted rushing to the Gatwick Airport in London on Christmas Eve carrying nothing but mistletoe.
There's a man rushing to Gatwick north terminal with a bunch of mistletoe & nothing else.
In Britain, Druids observed the solstice by cutting mistletoe.
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Origin and Etymology of mistletoe
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of mistletoe for English Language Learners
: a plant with yellowish flowers and white berries that is traditionally used as a Christmas decoration
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