From French tenir and Latin tendere.
- An elongated, boneless, flexible organ or limb of some animals, such as the octopus and squid.
#*1873, s:Author:Jules Verne|Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
#*:With one blow of the axe, Captain Nemo cut this formidable tentacle, that slid wriggling down the ladder.
#*1897, s:Author:H._G._Wells|H. G. Wells, s:The_Crystal_Egg|The Crystal Egg
#*:The body was small, but fitted with two bunches of prehensile organs, like long tentacles, immediately under the mouth.
#*1936, s:Author:Howard_Phillips_Lovecraft|H. P. Lovecraft, s:The_Shadow_Out_of_Time/Chapter_4|The Shadow Out of Time
#*:Surmounting this head were four slender grey stalks bearing flower-like appendages, whilst from its nether side dangled eight greenish antennae or tentacles.
trans-top|elongated, boneless, flexible appendage
Bulgarian: Ð¿Ð¸Ð¿Ð°Ð»Ð¾ m
Catalan: tentacle m
Chinese: è§¦æ‰‹ (hÃ³ng shÇ’u)
Dutch: tentakel n
French: tentacule m
German: Tentakel m
Spanish: tentÃ¡culo m