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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.]
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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
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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]
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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.
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tendril[ˈtendrɪl] N → zarcillo m
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tendril[ˈtɛndrɪl] n → viticcio
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