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