(Science: botany) (Dryden) Mist flower, a composite plant (eupatorium coelestinum), having heart-shaped leaves, and corymbs of lavender-blue flowers. It is found in the western and southern united states.
Origin: AS. Mist; akin to D. & Sw. Mist, Icel. Mistr, G. Mist dung, Goth. Maihstus, AS. Migan to make water, Icel. Miga, Lith. Migla mist, Russ. Mgla, L. Mingere, meiere, to make water, gr. To make water, mist, Skr. Mih to make water, n, a mist mgha cloud. 102. Cf. Misle, Mizzle, Mixen.