Dodder Definition

dŏdər
doddering, dodders
verb
doddering, dodders
To shake or tremble, as from old age.
Webster's New World
To be unsteady; totter.
Webster's New World
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noun
dodders
Any of a genus (Cuscuta) of parasitic plants of the morning-glory family, lacking leaves, roots, and chlorophyll, but having special suckers for drawing nourishment from the host.
Webster's New World
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pronoun

A river in Ireland, a tributary of the Liffey.

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Origin of Dodder

  • Middle English doder possibly from Middle Dutch yolk of an egg (from the yellow color of the blossom of one species of this plant)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of Middle English daderen probably of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English daderen (“to quake, tremble”)

    From Wiktionary

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