noun Cus·cu·ta \(ˌ)kəˈsk(y)ütə\

Definition of Cuscuta

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of cuscuta

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

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