Mist flower
Mist Mist (m[i^]st), n. [AS. mist; akin to D. & Sw. mist, Icel. mistr, G. mist dung, Goth. ma['i]hstus, AS. m[=i]gan to make water, Icel. m[=i]ga, Lith. migla mist, Russ. mgla, L. mingere, meiere, to make water, Gr. ? to make water, ? mist, Skr. mih to make water, n., a mist m[hand]gha cloud. [root]102. Cf. {Misle}, {Mizzle}, {Mixen}.] 1. Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog. [1913 Webster]

2. Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision. [1913 Webster]

His passion cast a mist before his sense. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Mist flower} (Bot.), a composite plant ({Eupatorium c[oe]lestinum}), having heart-shaped leaves, and corymbs of lavender-blue flowers. It is found in the Western and Southern United States. [1913 Webster]


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