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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mis"tle*toe
A parasitic evergreen plant of Europe (Viscum album), bearing a glutinous fruit. When found upon the oak, where it is rare, it was an object of superstitious regard among the Druids. A bird lime is prepared from its fruit.

Note: ☞ The mistletoe of the United States is Phoradendron serotinumsyn. Phoradendron flavescens), having broader leaves than the European kind. In different regions various similar plants are called by this name. The mistletoe is used as a decoration at Christmas time, and it is a tradition that two persons of the oposite sex finding each other under a mistletoe sprig should kiss.

Etymology: AS. misteltān; mistel mistletoe + tān twig. AS. mistel is akin of D., G., Dan. & Sw. mistel, OHG. mistil, Icel. mistilteinn; and AS. tān to D. teen, OHG. zein, Icel. teinn, Goth. tains. Cf. Missel

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  1. Shrub of central and southeastern Europe; partially parasitic on beeches, chestnuts and oaks
  2. Old World parasitic shrub having branching greenish stems with leathery leaves and waxy white glutinous berries; the traditional mistletoe of Christmas
  3. American plants closely resembling Old World mistletoe

From Middle English *mistelto, alteration (due to the final -n being mistaken for the old plural ending) of *mistelton, from Old English misteltān, mistiltān (“mistletoe”), from mistel (“birdlime, mistletoe, basil”) + tān (“twig, sprig”), equivalent to mistle +‎ tan. Cognate with Danish mistelten, Icelandic mistilteinn. More at mistle.

  1. Any of several hemiparasitic evergreen plants with white berries that grow in the crowns of oaks, apple trees and other trees.
  2. A sprig of these plants used as a Christmas decoration.

Fun Facts about the name Mistletoe

  • How unique is the name Mistletoe? Out of 5,743,017 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Mistletoe was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
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What does the name Mistletoe mean?

Mis for musical, your hidden talent!

Iis for interest, you show in others.

Sis for scholar, the brilliant in you.

Tis for tasteful, the way you communicate.

Lis for loyalty, that you show.

Eis for extra, those little things you do!

Tis for treasure, that of your friendship.

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

Past life for Mistletoe born May 18, 1951

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Burma approximately on 950. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.