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(Science: botany) 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.

Alternative forms: misletoe, misseltoe, and mistleto.

The mistletoe of the united states is Phoradendron flavescens, having broader leaves than the European kind. In different regions various similar plants are called by this name.

Origin: AS. Misteltan; mistel mistletoe _ tan twig. AS. Mistel is akin of D, G, Dan. & Sw. Mistel, OHG. Mistil, Icel. Mistilteinn; and AS. Tan to D. Teen, OHG. Zein, Icel. Teinn, Goth. Tains. Cf. Missel.

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Symbiotic relationships include those associations in which one organism lives on another (ectosymbiosis, such as mistletoe), or where one partner lives inside the other (endosymbiosis, such as lactobacilli and other bacteria in humans or zooxanthelles in corals)..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbiosis

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Why do you keep talking about species

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