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bedder

[bed-er] /ˈbɛd ər/
noun
1.
bedmaker (def 1).
2.
Also called bedding plant. Horticulture. an ornamental plant that is suitable for planting with other plants in a bed to achieve a desired visual effect.
Origin of bedder
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; bed + -er1
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  • Vicomtesse de Montesquieu, double white, useful as a bedder.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
  • "Get bedder, and ve vill lif like kings, all tree of us," exclaimed Schmucke.

    Cousin Pons Honore de Balzac
  • You bedder not get too gay, or you lose your job damn quick.

    Beth Norvell

    Randall Parrish
  • Aber idt is bedder to die on a goodt ship dan in der wreck of a lighdthouse.

  • bedder sdill, fill id with wadter, ad thed I could sleeb in id,” suggested the Fish.

    The Wallypug in London G. E. Farrow
British Dictionary definitions for bedder

bedder

/ˈbɛdə/
noun
1.
(Brit) (at some universities) a college servant employed to keep students' rooms in order
2.
a plant that may be grown in a garden bed
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