tenace definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Spanish tenaza, literally , tongs, pincers ; from Classical Latin tenaces, things that hold fast ; from tenax: see tenacious
tenace definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French, from Spanish tenaza, tongs, tenace, from tenaces, pl. of tenaz, tenacious, from Latin tenāx, tenāc-; see tenacious.