puhekieltä A tendril. puhekieltä A thin tendril-like appendage. puhekieltä A principal high-level cloud type characterised by white, delicate filaments or wisps, of white (or mostly white) patches, or of narrow bands, found at an altitude of above 7000 metres.
1996, (w), Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 15:
The blue sky is glossy and fat with heat, a few thin cirri sheared to blown strands like hair at the rims.
English cirrus (gloss)
the fringe of clothes
the tentacle of an octopus
the mane, especially the forelock, of a horse