HyperDic: curlicue

English > 2 senses of the word curlicue:
NOUNshapecurlicue, coil, whorl, roll, curl, ringlet, gyre, scrolla round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
communicationcurlicue, squigglea short twisting line
English > curlicue: 2 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).
Synonymscoil, whorl, roll, curl, ringlet, gyre, scroll
Narrowercalyx(botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud
corolla(botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth
verticilA whorl of leaves growing around a stem
Broaderround shapeA shape that is curved and without sharp angles
Spanishforma espiral
Catalanforma espiral
English > curlicue: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA short twisting line.
Synonymsquiggle
BroaderlineA mark that is long relative to its width

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