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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dodder  \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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dodder  \Dod"der\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [Cf.  AS  dyderian  to  deceive, 
  delude,  and  E.  didder,  dudder.] 
  To  shake,  tremble,  or  totter.  ``The  doddering  mast.'' 
  --Thomson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dodder 
  n  :  a  leafless  annual  parasitic  vine  of  the  genus  Cuscuta  having 
  whitish  or  yellow  filamentous  stems;  obtain  nourishment 
  through  haustoria 
  v  :  walk  unsteadily,  as  of  small  children  [syn:  {toddle},  {coggle}, 
  {totter},  {paddle},  {waddle}] 




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