Cassytha

noun Cas·sy·tha \kəˈsīthə, -thə\

Definition of Cassytha

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of cassytha

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


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