Definition of tendril noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    tendril

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    NAmE//ˈtɛndrəl//
     
     
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  1. 1a thin, curling stem that grows from a climbing plant. A plant uses tendrils to attach itself to a wall or other support.
  2. 2(literary) a thin, curling piece of something such as hair Her hair hung in tendrils about her face.
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