noun Date: 1862 1. a bedding plant 2. a person who makes up beds

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  • bedder — ed der n. an ornamental plant suitable for planting in a flowerbed. Syn: bedding plant. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedder — [bed′ər] n. a plant suitable for a garden bed …   English World dictionary

  • Bedder — The term bedder is short for bedmaker and is a housekeeper in a college of the University of Cambridge and the University of Durham. The equivalent at the University of Oxford is known as a scout . There is no equivalent at the majority of other… …   Wikipedia

  • bedder — noun 1》 a plant suitable for use as a bedding plant. 2》 Brit. informal a servant employed to clean and tidy rooms in Cambridge colleges. 3》 Brit. informal a house or flat with a specified number of bedrooms: a one bedder …   English new terms dictionary

  • bedder — /bed euhr/, n. 1. bedmaker (def. 1). 2. Also called bedding plant. Hort. an ornamental plant that is suitable for planting with other plants in a bed to achieve a desired visual effect. [1605 15; BED + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bedder — noun a) Agent noun of bed; one who beds. b) A bedmaker; a maid …   Wiktionary

  • Bedder — There are two probable derivations for this name which can either be job descriptive or personal. In the former case it is of Olde German origin, the meaning being similar to the Anglo French Barber i.e one who undertook blood letting and… …   Surnames reference

  • bedder — bed·der || bedÉ™ n. decorative plant usually planted in a flower bed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bedder — bed·der …   English syllables

  • bedder — n. 1 a plant suitable for a garden bed. 2 Brit. colloq. a college bedmaker …   Useful english dictionary

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