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dodder

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noun dod·der \ˈdä-dər\

Definition of dodder

  1. :  any of a genus (Cuscuta) of wiry twining vines of the morning-glory family that are highly deficient in chlorophyll, are parasitic on other plants, and have tiny scales instead of leaves



Origin of dodder

Middle English doder; akin to Middle High German toter dodder, egg yolk


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with dodder


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dodder

verb dod·der

Definition of dodder

dod·dereddod·der·ing play \ˈdä-d(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to tremble or shake from weakness or age

  3. 2 :  to progress feebly and unsteadily <was doddering down the walk>

dod·der·er play \-dər-ər\ noun


Examples of dodder

  1. <was doddering down the walk outside the nursing home>



Origin of dodder

Middle English dadiren


First Known Use: 14th century


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