Any of several Asian ebony trees.
Origin of tenduHindi tendū from Sanskrit tainduka- pertaining to tindukah the evergreen tree Diospyros embryopteris
Relating to or being a ballet position in which a muscle or limb is stretched out: battement tendu.
Origin of tenduFrench from past participle of tendre to stretch from Old French from Latin tendere ; see ten- in Indo-European roots.
- (ballet) A move in which the leg and foot stretch to point in a particular direction, but the foot does not leave the floor
From French tendu (“stretched")