Meaning of tentacle

ten•ta•cle

Pronunciation: (ten'tu-kul), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various slender, flexible processes or appendages in animals, esp. invertebrates, that serve as organs of touch, prehension, etc.; feeler.
  2. a sensitive filament or process, as one of the glandular hairs of the sundew.
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