Part of speech: noun

A slender organ of a plant; a support in climbing.

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Usage examples "tendril":

  1. As it was now above the inverted table, the table did not rise, but a tendril, of sleep- gas, curling toward it, bent upward and drifted away from the doorway. - "Last Enemy", Henry Beam Piper.
  2. All the hoarded strength of leaf and tendril was caught up by the current, and swept blindly onward to its fruitful destiny. - "Master of the Vineyard", Myrtle Reed.
  3. A long tendril of her beautiful corn- silk hair fell across her eyes; her red lips parted in a faint wistful smile; beneath the draperies of her loose gown the pure slender lines of her figure leaned toward him. - "The Blazed Trail", Stewart Edward White.