capitalized : a genus of Old World semiparasitic plants (family Loranthaceae) distinguished by the clustered axillary bracteate flowers with adnate anthers see mistletoe
plural -s : birdlime made from the berries of the European mistletoe compare viscin

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, mistletoe, birdlime

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“Viscum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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