[tahn-doo; French tahn-dy]
- of or relating to a movement that is stretched or held.
Origin of tendu
1920–25; < French: stretched, past participle of tendre to stretch, extend
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Examples from the Web for tendu
She saw some tendu fruit and longed for it and he gave it to her to eat.
It was tendu in the strongest degree, and when that is the case a reaction must come.A Beleaguered City
(The tendu tree.24) It is said that the original ancestor of this sept was walking in the forest with his pregnant wife.
Perhaps the original idea may have been that she conceived through swallowing a tendu fruit.
Members of this sept eat the fruit of the tendu tree, but do not cut the tree nor make any use of its leaves or branches.