noun vis·cum \ˈviskəm\

Definition of viscum

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of Old World semiparasitic plants (family Loranthaceae) distinguished by the clustered axillary bracteate flowers with adnate anthers — see mistletoe

  2. 2 plural -s :  birdlime made from the berries of the European mistletoe — compare viscin

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Origin and Etymology of viscum

New Latin, from Latin, mistletoe, birdlime

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