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Definition of tendril

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Definition as written by tiG:

A leaf, stipule, or stem modified into a slender spirally coiling sensitive organ serving to attach a climbing plant to its support

Definition as written by Floridian:

The twisting, clinging, slender growth on many vines, which allows the plant to attach themselves to a support or trellis

Definition as written by poppysue:

Tendrils on a Passiflora plant.

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Definition as written by KarensTrumpies:

Narrow recurving outer petal tips, especially as in Brugmansia, which are also known as Angel Trumpets. This is not my photo, and it is not copyrighted.

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Definition as written by IRFAN_LODHI:

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 .

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