Complete Definition of "tentacle"

English

Etymology
From French tenir and Latin tendere.

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-tentacle.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. 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.

Translations
trans-top|elongated, boneless, flexible appendage
Bulgarian: пипало m
Catalan: tentacle m
Chinese: 触æ (hóng shÇu)
Dutch: tentakel n
trans-mid
Finnish: lonkero
French: tentacule m
German: Tentakel m
Spanish: tentáculo m
trans-bottom

fr:tentacle
io:tentacle
id:tentacle
fi:tentacle
vi:tentacle
zh:tentacle

Revision and Credits for"tentacle"
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the
GNU Free Documentation License
 
 

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2020 All rights reserved.