كشب كشث كشح


كَشُوثٌ

(Ṣ, Ḳ) and كُشُوثٌ and كَشُوثَى and كَشُوثَاءُ (of the fem. gender, Ibn-Buzruj, in TA, voce هِنْدَبٌ) and أُكْشُوثٌ but this last is a bad word, (Ḳ,) [as also شَكُوثَى and شَكُوثَاءُ,] [A species of cuscuta, or dodder;] a certain plant that clings to the branches of trees, having no root in the earth. (Ṣ, Ḳ.) [See also الشَّجَرَةُ الخَبِيثَةُ, in art. خبث. And see الفَقْدُ and سَكَرٌ.]
A poet says,
* هُوَ الكَشُوثُ فَلَا أَصْلٌ وَلَا وَرَقٌ *
* وَلَا نَسِيمٌ وَلَا ظِلٌّ وَلَا ثَمَرُ *
[He is the Kashooth: therefore (he has) no root nor leaves nor fragrance, nor shade nor fruit]. (Ṣ.)