Origin of tendril
Related formsten·dril·lar, ten·dril·ous, adjectiveten·dril·ly, adjective
Examples from the Web for tendrils
As she leaned in to blow out the candles, tendrils of smoke wafted up above her head.
MACRO SHOT – The tendrils INTERWINE with gentle undulations.
The tendrils at the ends move with a life of their own, straining to be joined.
Vine-leaves and tendrils hung through the reed roofing overhead, and grape-clusters cast their classic shadow at our feet.In Morocco|Edith Wharton
Still other tendrils, as those of the sweet-pea and clematis, are parts of the leaf.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany|Douglas Houghton Campbell
Tendrils are still more sensitive to contact or light friction.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
The feathery branches brushed her face and caught the tendrils of her hair with their slender fingers.Queen Hildegarde|Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
No one has ever retained a stronger hold upon the tendrils of the Democratic heart than Andrew Jackson.A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories|Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye