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Meaning of DODDER

Pronunciation:  'dâdur

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  1. \Dod"der\, n. [Cf. Dan. dodder, Sw. dodra, G. dotter.]
    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.''
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