Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun

A projecting appendage, as on the head of certain insects; a feeler; antenna.

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Usage examples "tentacle":

  1. This was situated on the side opposed to that of the other individual which bore a similar tentacle. - "Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa", Nelson Annandale.
  2. 26 tentacula attached to the rounded paddle- shaped part of this arm, the centre tentacle more than twice the length of the others. - "Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2)", George Grey.
  3. Half a dozen of the tentacle- arms lashed around his throat in a strangling grip. - "Zehru of Xollar", Hal K. Wells.