Part of Speech: Noun

Definition: A slender threadlike appendage of a climbing plant, often growing in a spiral form, that stretches out and twines round any suitable support.

Source: Oxford Dictionary

Found in the 3rd line of ” Metaphors ” by Sylvia Plath

This word was useful to look up because i really didn’t know what the exact meaning was but the line in the poem was, ” A melon strolling on two tendrils.” (line 3). Sounds like a thread or piece of strand that could be attached to the melon.

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