tendron

noun
ten·​dron | \ ˈtendrən \
plural -s

Definition of tendron

1 archaic : a young shoot, sprout, or bud
2 tendrons plural, archaic : pieces of tender cartilage from the bones situated at the extremity of a breast of veal

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History and Etymology for tendron

Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French tendre tender, soft

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“Tendron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tendron. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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