Tendril

  • 1 Tendril — est un super vilain créé par Marvel Comics. Il est apparu pour la première fois dans Spider Man: the final adventure #1, en 1995. Origine River Verys était le fils de hippies. Sa mère se suicida quand il eut deux ans, et il fut placé dans une… …

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  • 2 Tendril — Ten dril, n. [Shortened fr. OF. tendrillon, fr. F. tendre tender; hence, properly, the tender branch or spring of a plant: cf. F. tendrille. See {Tender}, a., and cf. {Tendron}.] (Bot.) A slender, leafless portion of a plant by which it becomes… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Tendril — Ten dril, a. Clasping; climbing as a tendril. [R.] Dyer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 tendril — 1530s, from M.Fr. tendrillon bud, shoot, cartilage, perhaps a dim. of tendron cartilage, from O.Fr. tendre soft (see TENDER (Cf. tender) (adj.)), or else from L. tendere to stretch, extend (see TENDER (Cf. tender) (v.)) …

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  • 5 tendril — ► NOUN 1) a slender thread like appendage of a climbing plant, which stretches out and twines round any suitable support. 2) a slender ringlet of hair. ORIGIN probably from Old French tendron young shoot , from Latin tener tender …

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  • 6 tendril — [ten′drəl] n. [earlier tendrell, prob. altered < ME tendron, young tender shoot < OFr tendrum, ult. < L tener,TENDER1] 1. a threadlike part of a climbing plant, often in a spiral form, supporting it by clinging to or coiling around an… …

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  • 7 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;… …

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  • 8 Tendril — In botany, a tendril is a specialized stem, leaf or petiole with a threadlike shape that is used by climbing plants for support and attachment, generally by twining around whatever it touches. History The earliest and most comprehensive study of… …

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  • 9 tendril — Anything useless that is kept for no particular reason. A packrat saves tendril; something most people would throw away that is kept. Barnaby s apartment is full of tendril. Dave needs to throw away that stack of newspaper and all the other… …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 10 tendril — Anything useless that is kept for no particular reason. A packrat saves tendril; something most people would throw away that is kept. Barnaby s apartment is full of tendril. Dave needs to throw away that stack of newspaper and all the other… …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 11 tendril — ten|dril [ˈtendrıl] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Perhaps from Old French tendron, from tendon tendon, tendril , from Medieval Latin tendo; TENDON] 1.) a thin leafless curling stem by which a climbing plant fastens itself to a support 2.) literary… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 tendril — UK [ˈtendrəl] / US [ˈtendrɪl] noun [countable] Word forms tendril : singular tendril plural tendrils 1) a long thin part of some plants that joins onto things and helps to support the plant 2) a thin curly piece of hair …

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  • 13 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… …

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  • 14 tendril — ten|dril [ tendrıl ] noun count 1. ) a long thin part of some plants that joins onto things and helps to support the plant 2. ) a thin curly piece of hair …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 tendril — [[t]te̱ndrɪl[/t]] tendrils 1) N COUNT A tendril is something light and thin, for example a piece of hair which hangs loose and is away from the main part. Tendrils of hair strayed to the edge of her pillow. 2) N COUNT: usu pl Tendrils are thin… …

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  • 16 tendril — a slender, curling barbel or other structure …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 17 tendril — noun /ˈten.drəl/ a) A thin, spirally coiling stem that attaches a plant to its support. b) A hair like tentacle …

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  • 18 tendril — Synonyms and related words: animal fiber, appendage, arm, artificial fiber, bine, bough, branch, branchedness, branchiness, burgeon, capillament, cilium, cirrus, cobweb, coil, corkscrew, curl, curlicue, deadwood, denier, evolute, fiber, fibrilla …

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  • 19 tendril — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A young stemlike growth arising from a plant: bine, offshoot, runner, shoot, sprig, sprout. See KIN …

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  • 20 tendril — ten·dril || tendrɪl n. threadlike and clinging part of a climbing plant (Botany) …

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