mistle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English mistel (basil; mistletoe), from Old English mistel (basil; mistletoe), from Proto-Germanic *mihstilaz (mistle), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃meyǵʰ- (to urinate). Cognate with Dutch mistel, German Mistel, Swedish mistel.

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Noun[edit]

mistle (plural mistles)

  1. (obsolete) mistletoe
  2. the mistle thrush

Verb[edit]

mistle (third-person singular simple present mistles, present participle mistling, simple past and past participle mistled)

  1. To fall like a fine rain, to drizzle.

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