Dodder vs Didder - What's the difference?

dodder | didder |

As a proper noun dodder

is a river in ireland, a tributary of the liffey.

As a verb didder is

to rattle or shiver.



Etymology 1



(en verb)
  • To shake or tremble as one moves, especially as of old age or childhood; to totter.
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  • Their neighbours have been, on one side, an old man who dodders around in his dressing gown talking to himself, and on the other a stand-offish couple who pretend not to understand the Spanish he speaks.
    Derived terms
    * dodderer * doddering (adj) * doddery

    Etymology 2


    (wikipedia dodder) (en noun)
  • Any of about 100-170 species of yellow, orange or red (rarely green) parasitic plants of the genus Cuscuta''. Formerly treated as the only genus in the family '' , recent genetic research by the (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group) has shown that it is correctly placed in the morning glory family, Convolvulaceae.
  • Synonyms
    * angel hair,
    * dodder, * * * * * *




    (en verb)
  • To rattle or shiver.
  • See also

    * dither