having lost its branches or top because of age, decay, etc.: said of a tree
Origin of dodderedprobably ; from Middle English dodden, to cut off; uncertain or unknown; perhaps influenced, influence by dodder
- Botany Lacking the top branches as a result of age or decay.
- Infirm; feeble.
Origin of dodderedProbably alteration of dodded, past participle of dialectal dod, to lop off, from Middle English dodden, perhaps from dodde, a measure of grain.
- Simple past tense and past participle of dodder.