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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