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dodder

noun dod·der \ ˈdä-dər \

Definition of dodder

: any of a genus (Cuscuta) of wiry twining vines of the morning-glory family that are highly deficient in chlorophyll, are parasitic on other plants, and have tiny scales instead of leaves

Origin and Etymology of dodder

Middle English doder; akin to Middle High German toter dodder, egg yolk


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dodder

verb

Definition of dodder

doddered; doddering play \ˈdä-d(ə-)riŋ\
intransitive verb
1 : to tremble or shake from weakness or age
2 : to progress feebly and unsteadily
  • was doddering down the walk

dodderer

play \-dər-ər\ noun

Examples of dodder in a Sentence

  1. was doddering down the walk outside the nursing home

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Origin and Etymology of dodder

Middle English dadiren



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