Cuscuta

noun
Cus·​cu·​ta | \ (ˌ)kəˈsk(y)ütə \

Definition of Cuscuta

: a large and widely distributed genus of twining leafless parasitic herbs (family Convolvulaceae) comprising the dodders and having whitish or yellow filamentous stems

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History and Etymology for Cuscuta

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, dodder, from Arabic kushūth, kashūta, kashūtha

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“Cuscuta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cuscuta. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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