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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The broomrape, Orobanche: so named from its parasitism upon tares or other plants; also, species of Vicia and Lathyrus, as tares which strangle other plants by their climbing; also, the twining parasite Cuscuta Europæa, European dodder. See cuts under Cuscuta and Orobanche.


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