Associations to the word «Whorl»


WHORL, noun. A pattern of concentric circles.
WHORL, noun. (botany) A circle of three or more leaves, flowers, or other organs, about the same part or joint of a stem.
WHORL, noun. (zoology) A volution, or turn, of the spire of a univalve shell.
WHORL, noun. (archaic) A flywheel, a weight attached to a spindle, compare 1460.
WHORL, verb. (intransitive) To form a pattern of concentric circles.
WHORL FEET, noun. Plural of whorl foot
WHORL FOOT, noun. In furniture, a foot that takes the form of a scroll at the end that rests on a shoe. A French design, the whorl foot was first seen on furniture in the mid-18th century.

Dictionary definition

WHORL, noun. A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).
WHORL, noun. A strand or cluster of hair.
WHORL, noun. A structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats