Dodder meaning

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To shake or tremble, as from old age; totter.
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To move in a feeble, unsteady manner.
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Any of various leafless, annual parasitic herbs of the genus Cuscuta that lack chlorophyll and have slender, twining, yellow or reddish stems and small whitish flowers.
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To shake or tremble, as from old age.
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To be unsteady; totter.
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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.
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(intransitive) To shake or tremble as one moves, especially as of old age or childhood; to totter.
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Any of about 100-170 species of yellow, orange or red (rarely green) parasitic plants of the genus Cuscuta. Formerly treated as the only genus in the family Cuscutaceae, recent genetic research by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group has shown that it is correctly placed in the morning glory family, Convolvulaceae.
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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