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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·hen·sile /priˈhɛn(t)səl, ˈhɛnˌsaɪl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·hen·sile a.  Adapted to seize or grasp; seizing; grasping; as, the prehensile tail of a monkey.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an
             object; "a monkey's prehensile tail" [ant: nonprehensile]
      2: having a keen intellect; "poets--those gifted strangely
         prehensile men"- A.T.Quiller-Couch
      3: immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are
         avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting
         covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old
         miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and
         power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers
         stingy with raises for their employees" [syn: avaricious,
          covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy]