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viscum , i, n. (m. collat. form viscus , i, Plaut. Bacch. 1, 1, 16) [cf. Gr. ἰξός, ϝιξος; Lat. viscus],
I.the mistletoe.
II. Transf., birdlime made from the berries of the mistletoe, Cic. N. D. 2, 57, 144; Verg. G. 1, 139; Val. Fl. 6, 263; Mart. Spect. 11, 2.—
B. Trop.: “viscus merus vestra est blanditia,Plaut. Bacch. 1, 1, 16: “tactus sum vehementer visco: cor stimulo foditur,” i. e. with love, id. ib. 5, 2, 39.
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