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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from Old French tendron, from tendon 'tendon, tendril', from Medieval Latin tendo; TENDON

tendril

noun
     
Related topics: Plants
ten‧dril [countable]
1HBP a thin leafless curling stem by which a climbing plant fastens itself to a support
2 literaryHBH a thin curling piece of hair

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