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tentacle

ten·ta·cle

tentacle

 
pronunciation:
ten t kl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various long thin flexible appendages that protrude usu. around the head or mouth of some animals, such as the octopus and the squid, and serve esp. for feeling or grasping.
 
definition 2: one of the sensitive filaments on a plant, esp. an insect-devouring plant such as the sundew.
definition 3: something that resembles such an appendage or filament.
derivations: tentacled (adj.), tentacular (adj.)
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