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tentacle (ˈtɛntəkəl)
1.  any of various elongated flexible organs that occur near the mouth in many invertebrates and are used for feeding, grasping, etc
2.  any of the hairs on the leaf of an insectivorous plant that are used to capture prey
3.  something resembling a tentacle, esp in its ability to reach out or grasp
[C18: from New Latin tentāculum, from Latin tentāre, variant of temptāre to feel]

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