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ten·dril

 (tĕn′drəl)
n.
1. A twisting, slender structure by which a plant, such as a grape or cucumber, twines around and often climbs an object or another plant.
2. Something, such as a ringlet of hair, that is long, slender, and curling.

[French tendrillon, from Old French, diminutive of tendron, young shoot, from tendre, tender; see tender1.]

tendril

(ˈtɛndrɪl)
n
1. (Botany) a specialized threadlike part of a leaf or stem that attaches climbing plants to a support by twining or adhering
2. something resembling a tendril, such as a wisp of hair
[C16: perhaps from Old French tendron tendril (confused with Old French tendron bud), from Medieval Latin tendō tendon]
ˈtendrillar, ˈtendrilous adj

ten•dril

(ˈtɛn drɪl)

n.
a threadlike, leafless organ of climbing plants, often growing in spiral form, which attaches itself to or twines round some other body, so as to support the plant.
[1530–40; earlier tendrel, alter. of Middle English tendren, tendron < Middle French tendron sprout, cartilage, probably alter., by suffix substitution, of tendrum < Vulgar Latin *tenerūmen = Latin tener tender1 + -ūmen n. suffix]
ten′dril•ous, adj.

ten·dril

(tĕn′drəl)
A slender, coiling plant part, often a modified leaf or leaf part, that helps support the stem of climbing plants by clinging to or winding around an object. Peas, squash, and grapes produce tendrils.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tendril - slender stem-like structure by which some twining plants attach themselves to an object for supporttendril - slender stem-like structure by which some twining plants attach themselves to an object for support
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
cirrhus, cirrus - usually coiled

tendril

noun
A young stemlike growth arising from a plant:
Translations

tendril

[ˈtendrɪl] Nzarcillo m

tendril

[ˈtɛndrəl] n
[hair] → mèche f
(BOTANY) [plant, vine] → vrille f

tendril

nRanke f; (of hair)Ringellocke f

tendril

[ˈtɛndrɪl] nviticcio