from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A twisting, threadlike structure by which a twining plant, such as a grape or cucumber, grasps an object or a plant for support.
- n. Something, such as a ringlet of hair, that is long, slender, and curling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thin, spirally coiling stem that attaches a plant to its support.
- n. A hair-like tentacle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slender, leafless portion of a plant by which it becomes attached to a supporting body, after which the tendril usually contracts by coiling spirally.
- adj. Clasping; climbing as a tendril.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a filiform leafless plant-organ that attaches itself to another body for the purpose of support.
- Climbing as a tendril, or as by a tendril.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. slender stem-like structure by which some twining plants attach themselves to an object for support
French tendrillon, from Old French, diminutive of tendron, young shoot, from tendre, tender; see tender1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)