Cuscuta

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Noun1.Cuscuta - genus of twining leafless parasitic herbs lacking chlorophyll: dodderCuscuta - genus of twining leafless parasitic herbs lacking chlorophyll: dodder
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Convolvulaceae, family Convolvulaceae, morning-glory family - morning glory; bindweed; sweet potato; plants having trumpet-shaped flowers and a climbing or twining habit
dodder - a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria
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
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Also known as strangleweed and witches' shoelaces, dodders are listed among the 10 worst weeds in the United States.