Whorl

Whorl

(?), n. [OE. whorvil the whirl of a spindle; akin to AS. hweorfa the whirl of a spindle, hweorfan to turn; cf. OD. worvel the whirl of a spindle. See Whirl, n. & v.]
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1. (Bot.) A circle of two or more leaves, flowers, or other organs, about the same part or joint of a stem.
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2. (Zol.) A volution, or turn, of the spire of a univalve shell.
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3. (Spinning) The fly of a spindle.
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