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Noun: whorl  wurl
  1. A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    - coil, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll
  2. Lock of hair in the shape of a spiral or curl
    - ringlet, curl
  3. A structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    "a whorl of rope";
    - coil, spiral, volute, helix

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Derived forms: whorls

Type of: construction, lock, round shape, structure

Encyclopedia: Whorl