Definition of Missel

1. n. Mistletoe.



Definition of Missel

1. Noun. (obsolete) mistletoe ¹

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Definition of Missel

1. a European thrush [n -S]

Medical Definition of Missel

1. Missel bird, Missel thrush, a large European thrush (Turdus viscivorus) which feeds on the berries of the mistletoe. Synonym: mistletoe thrush, mistletoe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Missel

missed approach
missed labour
missee
misseeing
misseek
misseeking
misseeks
misseem
misseemed
misseeming
misseems
misseen
missees
missegregation
missel (current term)
missel thrush
misseldine
missels
misseltoe
misseltoes
missemblance
missend
missending
missends
missense
missense mutation
missense mutations
missenses
missent

Literary usage of Missel

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1. The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White (1868)
"he is very successful in the defence of his family; but once I observed in my garden that several mag. pies came determined to storm the nest of a missel- ..."

2. The Naturalist (1851)
"I have watched these birds, (namely, the missel Thrushes and the Linnets,) with some considerable attention during the operation of building, ..."

3. Illustrations of British Ornithology by Prideaux John Selby (1833)
"missel-Thrush. Br. Zool. 1. No. 105—Arct. Zool. 2. p. 341. 8—Will. ... THE missel-Thrush is the largest of its tribe, and is indigenous in Great Britain; ..."

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