: 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

Word History


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

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“Cassytha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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