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

First recorded in 1605–15; bed + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bedder

Historical Examples of bedder

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for bedder



British (at some universities) a college servant employed to keep students' rooms in order
a plant that may be grown in a garden bed
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