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Definition of the noun dodder

What does dodder mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: dodders

  1. a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: vine = a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
    • more specific terms: Cuscuta gronovii / love vine = leafless parasitic vine with dense clusters of small white bell-shaped flowers on orange-yellow stems that twine around clover or flax
    • member of: Cuscuta / genus Cuscuta = genus of twining leafless parasitic herbs lacking chlorophyll: dodder

Definition of the verb dodder

What does dodder mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: doddered | doddering | dodders

  1. walk unsteadily


"Dodder" is a book by A. A. Hansen.

Phrases with Dodder

  1. to dodder
  2. Cusp Dodder
  3. flax dodder
  4. Love Dodder
  5. Rope Dodder
  6. Tall Dodder
  7. field dodder
  8. Giant Dodder
  9. Globe Dodder
  10. Hazel Dodder
  11. Joint Dodder
  12. thyme dodder
  13. Tuber Dodder
  14. Beaked Dodder
  15. Canyon Dodder
  16. clover dodder
  17. Desert Dodder
  18. Nevada Dodder
  19. Pretty Dodder
  20. African Dodder

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dodder

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Google previewFarmers' Bulletins (1984)

Dodder is a completely different kind of weed. It is a parasitic seed...

Google previewSelecting and using electric motors (1974)

by L. H. Soderholm

Dodder is a serious problem in forage legumes, tomatoes, cranberries, and ornamentals.

Google previewDodder and its control (1984)

by United States. Agricultural Research Service, United States. Extension Service

Dodder is a completely different kind of weed. It is a parasitic seed...

Google previewThe Perfect Pumpkin (2012)

Growing/Cooking/Carving by Gail Damerow

Dodder is a parasitic weed of many species in the ...

Google previewWildflowers of the Eastern United States (2014)

An Introduction to Common Species of Woods, Wetlands and Fields by John Eastman

Dodder is a parasitic seed plant that often twines around swamp loosestrife, tapping into its stems.

Google previewReport of the Kansas State Board of Agriculture (1900)

by Kansas. State Board of Agriculture

Cowgill: Dodder is a little vine, the seed of which is small and may escape notice among' alfalfa seed. It winds itself around the alfalfa plant. The root dies, but it sends suckers into the alfalfa plant and lives in that way; and when very ...

Google previewCountry Life (1907)

by Liberty Hyde Bailey

CLEANING DODDER-INFESTED ALFALFA SEED DODDER is a yellow, thread-like twining weed which is exceedingly troublesome in alfalfa fields. Many fields have been completely ruined by it. It is not injurious to other crops (except ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Common Wildflowers of Texas & the Southern Great Plains (2005)

by Joel Ellis Holloway, Amanda Neill

Cuscuta cuspidata Dodder Cuscuta indecora Dodder SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cuscuta + cuspidata, Latin for having a cusp. Reference is to the shape of the flowers. COMMON NAME: Dodder, see Cuscuta cephalanthi. SCIENTIFIC NAME: ...

Google previewThe Natural Health Dictionary (2011)

Your comprehensive A-to Z guide for healing with herbs, nutrition, supplements, and secret remedies by DR. MAO SHING NI

The Chinese dodder, as with all dodder plants, is a parasitic organism. It is a small, very thin vine that attaches itself to other plants. Once it has a firm grip, it taps into the host plant's vasculature system and draws its nourishment from that plant.

Google previewCunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (2012)

by Scott Cunningham

DODDER. (Cuscuta glomurata or C. europaea) P V D Folk Names: Beggarweed, Devil's Guts, Fireweed, Hellweed, Lady's Laces, Love Vine, Scaldweed, Strangle Tare, Witches' Hair Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Water Powers: ...

Google previewThe encyclopedia of practical horticulture (1914)

a reference system of commercial horticulture, covering the practical and scientific phases of horticulture, with special reference to fruits and vegetables by William Worthington

Dodder of Alfalfa and Clover H. S. Jackson Cuscuta sp. A trouble of alfalfa and clover common in the Northwest and somewhat different in nature from any of the diseases previously discussed, is caused by a parasitic flowering plant known as ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* DODDER. n.s..

Near the hearth a laurel grew, Dodder' d with age, whose boughs encompass round The houshold gods, and shade the ...

Google previewThe Treasury of Botany: a Popular Dictionary of Vegetable Kingdom with which is Incorporated a Glossary of Botanical Terms Edited by John Lindley and Thomas Moore (1870)

Part 1

Dodder, or sealdweed, is also the pest of beans and hops in some places. These parasites are found in the temperate regions of both hemispheres. They seem also to possess acrid and purgative qualities. The farmer requires to take care that ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology (2014)

by J. Mitchell Miller

Dodder and Long (1980) examined containment theory. They evaluated seven concepts representing inner and outer containment on delinquency among 724 ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

* DODDER. [touteren, ...

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Dodder Meaning

Video shows what dodder means. To shake or tremble as one moves, especially as of old age or childhood; to totter.. dodder synonyms: goldthread, pull-down.

Scrabble value of D2O1D2D2E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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