tendril

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From Middle French tendrillon(bud, shoot, cartilage), perhaps a diminutive of tendron(cartilage), from Old French tendre(soft) (see tender (adj.)), or else from Latin tendere(to stretch, extend) (see tender (v.)).

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tendril ‎(plural tendrils)

  1. (botany) A thin, spirally coiling stem that attaches a plant to its support.
  2. (zoology) A hair-like tentacle.

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