slender stem-like structure by which some twining plants attach themselves to an object for support
A thin, spirally coiling stem that attaches a plant to its support.
A hair-like tentacle.
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
clasping; climbing as a tendril
In botany, a tendril is a specialized stem, leaf or petiole with a threadlike shape that is used by climbing plants for support, attachment and cellular invasion by parasitic plants, generally by twining around suitable hosts. They do not have a lamina or blade, but they can photosynthesize. They can be formed from modified shoots, modified leaves, or auxiliary branches and are sensitive to airborne chemicals, often determining the direction of growth, as in species of Cuscuta.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ten′dril, n. a slender, spiral shoot of a plant by which it attaches itself for support.—adj. clasping or climbing.—adj. Ten′drilled. [O. Fr. tendrillons, tendre—L. tener, tender.]
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The numerical value of tendril in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of tendril in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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