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mistletoe

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈmɪsltəʊ/
a plant with white berries (= small, round fruit) which is often used as a decoration at ChristmasCommon plants
Translations of “mistletoe”
in Spanish muérdago…
in French gui…
in German die Mistel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 美洲寄生子屬植物,檞寄生(常用作聖誕裝飾物)…
in Russian омела белая…
in Turkish ökseotu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 美洲寄生子属植物,檞寄生(常用作圣诞装饰物)…
in Polish jemioła…
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