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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of dicotyledonous sympetalous plants of the order Polemoniales, the dodder family. It contains the genus Cuscutu only, and differs from the Convoloulaceæ, in which it is included by many authors, chiefly in its parasitic habit, the leaves being reduced to minute scales. See Cuscuta and dodder.

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