tenacle

noun
ten·​a·​cle | \ ˈtenə̇kəl \
plural -s

Definition of tenacle

1 obsolete : a stalk of a plant
2 tenacles plural : the tentacles by which some plants (as ivies) attach themselves in climbing

History and Etymology for tenacle

Late Latin tenaculum instrument for holding

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“Tenacle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenacle. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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