HyperDic: whorl

English > 3 senses of the word whorl:
NOUNshapewhorl, coil, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scrolla round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
bodywhorl, lock, curl, ringleta strand or cluster of hair
artifactwhorl, coil, spiral, volute, helixa structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
whorl > pronunciation
Soundshhwao'rl; wao'rl; wer'l
Rhymesbirle ... whirl: 16 rhymes with erl...
English > whorl: 3 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).
Synonymscoil, roll, curl, curlicue, 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 > whorl: 3 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA strand or cluster of hair.
Synonymslock, curl, ringlet
Part ofhairdo, hairstyle, hair style, coiffure, coifThe arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
NarrowercrimpA lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled
dreadlockOne of many long thin braids of hair radiating from the scalp
forelockA lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead
sausage curlA fat sausage-shaped curl
BroaderhairA covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head)
Spanishbucle, caracol, chicho, mecha, onda, rizo, rulo, sortija, tirabuzón
Catalananella, bucle, cargol, floc, onda, rínxol, ris, rull, tirabuixó
English > whorl: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops.
Synonymscoil, spiral, volute, helix
NarrowerhankA coil of rope or wool or yarn
Broaderstructure, constructionA thing constructed
Spanishaduja, espiral, hélice, roleo, rosca, voluta
Catalanespiral

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