Ten"drac(?), n. [See Tenrec.] (Zol.) Any one of several species of small insectivores of the family Centetid, belonging to Ericulus, Echinope, and related genera, native of Madagascar. They are more or less spinose and resemble the hedgehog in habits. The rice tendrac (Oryzorictes hora) is very injurious to rice crops. Some of the species are called also tenrec.
Ten"dre(?), n. [F.] Tender feeling or fondness; affection.
You poor friendless creatures are always having some foolish tendre.Thackeray.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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