Definition of


  1. (noun, plant) a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria
  2. (verb, motion) walk unsteadily

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Synonyms of Dodder

coggle, paddle, toddle, totter, waddle

Alternate forms of Dodder

Derivations: dodderer

Hyponyms: cuscuta gronovii, love vine

Hypernyms: vine, walk

Origin of the word Dodder

  1. 1610s, from M.E. daderen "to quake, tremble" (late 15c.), apparently frequentative of dialectal dade, on a form similar to totter, patter. Related: Doddering. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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