Curl(krl), n. [Akin to D. krul, Dan. krlle. See Curl, v. ] 1. A ringlet, especially of hair; anything of a spiral or winding form.
Under a coronet, his flowing hairMilton.
In curls on either cheek played.
2. An undulating or waving line or streak in any substance, as wood, glass, etc.; flexure; sinuosity.
If the glass of the prisms . . . be without those numberless waves or curls which usually arise from the sand holes.Sir I. Newton.
3. A disease in potatoes, in which the leaves, at their first appearance, seem curled and shrunken.
(Bot.) See under Blue.
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