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dod·der1 / ˈdädər/ • v. [intr.] tremble or totter, typically because of old age: spent and nerve-weary, I doddered into the foyer of a third-rate hotel | [as adj.] (doddering) that doddering old fool. DERIVATIVES: dod·der·er n. dod·der·y adj. dod·der2 • n. a widely distributed parasitic climbing plant (genus Cuscuta) of the morning glory family, with leafless threadlike stems that are attached to the host plant by means of suckers.

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dodder Leafless, parasitic, twining plant with a thread-like stem and clusters of small yellow flowers. It feeds using haustoria, modified roots that enter the host plant. Family Convolvulaceae; species Cuscuta europaea.

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dodder 2 (dial.) tremble, shake XVII; totter, potter XIX. var. of or parallel form to †dadder (XV).
Hence doddery xx.

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dodder 1 parasitic genus of plants, Cuscuta. XIII. corr. to MLG. dod(d)er, MHG. toter (G. dotter), of unkn. orig.

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dodder: see morning glory.

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dodder See CUSCUTA.

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dodderdodder, fodder, plodder, prodder •Isolde, solder •absconder, anaconda, Fonda, Golconda, Honda, nonda, ponder, responder, squander, Wanda, wander, yonder •hot-rodder •awarder, boarder, border, defrauder, hoarder, Korda, marauder, order, recorder, sordor, warder •alder, Balder, Calder •launder, maunder •sailboarder • skateboarder •keyboarder • snowboarder •camcorder • video recorder •chowder, Gouda, howdah, Lauda, powder •bounder, compounder, expounder, flounder, founder, grounder, impounder, pounder, propounder, rounder, sounder •gunpowder •Clodagh, coda, coder, exploder, loader, Oder, odour (US odor), pagoda, Rhoda, Sargodha, Schroder, soda, vocoder •beholder, boulder, folder, holder, moulder (US molder), polder, scolder, shoulder, smoulder (US smolder), upholder, withholder •cardholder • shareholder •stakeholder •freeholder, keyholder •leaseholder • copyholder •policyholder • stockholder •smallholder, stallholder •householder • freeloader •avoider, embroider •joinder • Schadenfreude

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