This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
[Fr. from L. tener, tender.] The long, slender, leafless shoot of a plant by which it clings to a support. They are the ends of stems, as in the grape vine; axillary branches in the passion flower, or ends of leaves in the pea.
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