from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. tough and flexible like a cord
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling a cord in toughness and flexibility, as the roots of some endogenous trees.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling a cord or cable; rope-shaped; funicular: applied to the tough, cord-like roots of some arborescent endogens.
Latin funis rope + -form. (Wiktionary)