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ˈtɛn drɪlten·dril

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tendril(noun)

    slender stem-like structure by which some twining plants attach themselves to an object for support


  1. tendril(Noun)

    A thin, spirally coiling stem that attaches a plant to its support.

  2. tendril(Noun)

    A hair-like tentacle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tendril(adj)

    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

  2. Tendril(adj)

    clasping; climbing as a tendril


  1. 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

  1. Tendril

    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.]


  1. Tendril

    Tendril enables utilities to drive customer engagement via a rich and tailored experience for the home energy consumer. Energy and service providers rely on Tendril's customizable software solutions to engage consumers to meet efficiency goals and improve customer service operations. All solutions are powered by Tendril Connect, an open, cloud-based, secure and scalable platform that seamlessly supports numerous other utility-grade applications.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tendril in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tendril in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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