tendrilous
adjective see tendril

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tendrilous — ten·dril·ous …   English syllables

  • tendrilous — drələs adjective Etymology: tendril (I) + ous 1. : tendriled 2. : resembling a tendril …   Useful english dictionary

  • tendril — noun Etymology: probably modification of Middle French tendron bud, cartilage, alteration of Old French tenrum, from Vulgar Latin *tenerumen, from Latin tener tender more at tender Date: 1538 1. a leaf, stipule, or stem modified into a slender… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tendril — tendrillar, tendrilous, adj. tendrilly, adj. /ten dril/, n. Bot. a threadlike, leafless organ of climbing plants, often growing in spiral form, which attaches itself to or twines round some other body, so as to support the plant. [1530 40;… …   Universalium

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  • fine — I adj 1. good, satisfactory, acceptable, all right, Inf.O.K., Sl. copacetic, Sl. hunky dory, Chiefly Brit. Inf. tickety boo, Archaic. rum; quality, superior, high grade, choice, select; splendid, Inf. splendiferous, superb, magnificent, Sl. swell …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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  • tendril — /ˈtɛndrəl / (say tendruhl) noun a filiform leafless organ of climbing plants, often growing in spiral form, which attaches itself to or twines round some other body, so as to support the plant. {French tendrillon tender shoot, from tendron tender …   Australian English dictionary

  • tendrillar — ˈtendrələ(r) adjective Etymology: tendril (I) + ar : tendrilous * * * tenˈdrillar or tenˈdrillous adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑tendril …   Useful english dictionary

  • tendrilly — lē adjective Etymology: tendril (I) + ly : tendrilous …   Useful english dictionary

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