What is another word for mistletoe?

Pronunciation: [mˈɪsə͡ltˌə͡ʊ] (IPA)

The word mistletoe might be a bit hard to find synonyms for, but here are a few words that could be used interchangeably with this seasonal greenery: Christmas plant, kissing bough, orromantic decoration. Mistletoe is a festive and iconic symbol of the holiday season, and the tradition of kissing under it dates back centuries. It is believed to bring good luck and sometimes even love to those who share a kiss beneath its leaves. Whether you call it mistletoe or use one of these other synonyms, this beloved plant will always hold a special place in our hearts as a symbol of love and holiday cheer.

What are the hypernyms for Mistletoe?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Mistletoe?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Mistletoe?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Mistletoe

We'll put this mistletoe right here, and Nora, you must see to it that you lead him over until he stands directly under it.
"Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways"
Jessie Graham Flower
"I claim the privilege of escorting Judge Putnam down the hall," cried Nora, and she conducted him directly to where the mistletoe hung.
"Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways"
Jessie Graham Flower
You're standing under the mistletoe!
"Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways"
Jessie Graham Flower

Famous quotes with Mistletoe

  • The teachings of the Zend Avesta are in accordance with the doctrinal principles contained in the Egyptian book of the dead, and contain the Christ-principle. The Illiad of Homer, the Hebrew Bible, the Germanic Edda and the Sibylline Books of the Romans contain the same Christ-principle. All these are sufficient in order to demonstrate that Christ is anterior to Jesus of Nazareth. Christ is not one individual alone. Christ is a cosmic principle that we must assimilate within our own physical, psychic, somatic and spiritual nature… Among the Persians, Christ is Ormuz, Ahura Mazda, terrible enemy of Ahriman (Satan), which we carry within us. Amongst the Hindus, Krishna is Christ; thus, the gospel of Krishna is very similar to that of Jesus of Nazareth. Among the Egyptians, Christ is Osiris and whosoever incarnated him was in fact an Osirified One. Amongst the Chinese, the Cosmic Christ is Fu Hi, who composed the I-Ching (The Book of Laws) and who nominated Dragon Ministers. Among the Greeks, Christ is called Zeus, Jupiter, the Father of the Gods. Among the Aztecs, Christ is Quetzalcoatl, the Mexican Christ. In the Germanic Edda, Baldur is the Christ who was assassinated by Hodur, God of War, with an arrow made from a twig of mistletoe, etc. In like manner, we can cite the Cosmic Christ within thousands of ancient texts and old traditions which hail from millions of years before Jesus. The whole of this invites us to embrace that Christ is a cosmic principle contained within the essential principles of all religions.
    Samael Aun Weor
  • Love your self's self where it lives. There is no special God to refer to; or if there is, why did I let you grow in another place. You did not know my voice when I came back to call. All the superlatives of tomorrow's white tree and mistletoe will not help you know the holidays you had to miss.
    Anne Sexton
  • There is much to be said concerning retirement. Some men cannot survive it because they have not prepared themselves for it. For the man who has retained his curiosity, retirement in old age can be the most enjoyable period of his life; but he must be aware of the emptiness of public renown and desire the peace of obscurity; he must still have the wish to learn and understand; in his village, his garden, or his house, he must have some restricted personal occupation. The wise man, after having given all his time to his public activities, now devotes himself entirely to his personal affairs and development; and this will be easier for him if he has been able to interest himself in poetry and the beauties of nature, even during his busiest years. For myself, I cannot imagine a pleasanter old age than one spent in the not too remote country where I could reread and annotate my favorite books. "The mind," says Montaigne, "must thrive upon old age as the mistletoe upon a dead oak."
    André Maurois

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