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Definition 1: a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where whorl or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a coil of rope

Synonyms for whorl in the sense of this definition

(whorl is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of whorl ) a coil of rope or wool or yarn

Definition 2: a strand or cluster of hair - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for whorl in the sense of this definition

(whorl is a kind of ...) a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss

"he combed his hair" "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"

(... is a kind of whorl ) a fat sausage-shaped curl

(... is a kind of whorl ) a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead

(... is a kind of whorl ) a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled

(... is a kind of whorl ) one of many long thin braids of hair radiating from the scalp; popularized by Rastafarians

(... is part of whorl) the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

Definition 3: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals) - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for whorl in the sense of this definition

(whorl is a kind of ...) a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

(... is a kind of whorl ) (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth

"we cultivate the flower for its corolla"

(... is a kind of whorl ) (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; usually green

(... is a kind of whorl ) a whorl of leaves growing around a stem

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