Cassytha

noun
Cas·​sy·​tha | \ kəˈsīt͟hə, -thə \

Definition of Cassytha

: a genus of widely distributed tropical climbing parasites (family Lauraceae) which form masses of leafless threadlike stems on branches of trees and shrubs — see dodder laurel

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History and Etymology for Cassytha

New Latin, modification of Late Greek kasytas dodder, of Semitic origin; akin to Syriac kisōtho, Aramaic kĕsātha

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“Cassytha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cassytha. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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