Definition of Cuscuta
1. Noun. Genus of twining leafless parasitic herbs lacking chlorophyll: dodder.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Convolvulaceae, Family Convolvulaceae, Morning-glory Family
Member holonyms: Dodder, Cuscuta Gronovii, Love Vine
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cuscuta
Literary usage of Cuscuta
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1908)
"ing paragraphs of the structure, germination, life habits and method of parasitism of cuscuta apply in every important detail to Cassytha. ..."
2. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"The European species of cuscuta are all annuals. ... The suckers of cuscuta verrucosa, for example, continue to exercise their function ..."
3. List of Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta Growing Without Cultivation in by Botanical Club (1894)
"cuscuta arvensis Beyrich; Hook Fl. Bor. Am. 2: 77 (1834), as synonym. 3154. ... cuscuta tenuiflora Engelm. in A. Gray, Man. 350 (1848). 3155. ..."
4. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1844)
"Notes on the new British cuscuta (C. Epithymum 0. Trifolii, Bab. ... HAVING heard from my friend Mr. Hanson, that the new cuscuta was growing upon clover in ..."
5. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"Dodder of Alfalfa and Clover HS JACKSON cuscuta Bf. A trouble of alfalfa ... Concerning these he offers the following information: "Clover dodder (cuscuta ..."
6. Diseases of Field and Garden Crops by Worthington George Smith (1884)
"cuscuta Trifolii, Bab. CLOVER DODDER is such a familiar, and, as some observers say, ... Part of a plant of cuscuta Trifolii, Bab., growing para- ..."