Whorl

Definition of Whorl

n.1.
1.(Bot.) A circle of two or more leaves, flowers, or other organs, about the same part or joint of a stem.
2.(Zool.) A volution, or turn, of the spire of a univalve shell.
3.(Spinning) The fly of a spindle.

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cirrus, coil, contort, corkscrew, crinkle, curl, curlicue, eddy, evolute, gurge, gyre, helix, intort, involute, kink, meander, purl, ringlet, roll, scallop, screw, scroll, serpentine, slink, snake, spiral, swirl, tendril, turn, twine, twirl, twist, twist and turn, volute, volution, vortex, whirl, whirlpool, wind, worm, wring
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