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Meaning of DODDER

Pronunciation:  'dâdur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria
  2. [v]  walk unsteadily, as of small children
 

DODDER is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: coggle, paddle, toddle, totter, waddle
 
 See Also: Cuscuta, Cuscuta gronovii, genus Cuscuta, love vine, vine, walk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dod"der\, n. [Cf. Dan. dodder, Sw. dodra, G. dotter.]
    (Bot.)
    A plant of the genus {Cuscuta}. It is a leafless parasitical
    vine with yellowish threadlike stems. It attaches itself to
    some other plant, as to flax, goldenrod, etc., and decaying
    at the root, is nourished by the plant that supports it.
    
    
  2. \Dod"der\, v. t. & i. [Cf. AS. dyderian to deceive,
    delude, and E. didder, dudder.]
    To shake, tremble, or totter. ``The doddering mast.''
    --Thomson.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: age, cheat the undertaker, cower, decline, fade, fail, get along, get on, grow old, halt, limp, quiver, shake, shrivel, sink, teeter, totter, tremble, turn gray, turn white, wane, waste away, wither, wizen, wrinkle
 

 

 

 

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