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Meaning of WHORL

Pronunciation:  wurl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope"
  2. [n]  a strand or cluster of hair
  3. [n]  a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles

WHORL is a 5 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: coil, coil, curl, curl, curlicue, gyre, helix, lock, ringlet, ringlet, roll, scroll, spiral, volute
 See Also: calyx, coiffure, construction, corolla, crimp, dreadlock, forelock, hair, hair style, hairdo, hank, round shape, sausage curl, structure, verticil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Whorl\, n. [OE. whorvil the whirl of a spindle; akin to
AS. hweorfa the whirl of a spindle, hweorfan to turn; cf. OD.
worvel the whirl of a spindle. See {Whirl}, n. & v.]
1. (Bot.) A circle of two or more leaves, flowers, or other
   organs, about the same part or joint of a stem.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A volution, or turn, of the spire of a univalve

3. (Spinning) The fly of a spindle.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A ring of leaves, bracts or floral parts borne at the same level on a main stem.