Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun whorl

3 senses of whorl

Sense 1
coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll -- (a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals))
       => round shape -- (a shape that is curved and without sharp angles)

Sense 2
lock, curl, ringlet, whorl -- (a strand or cluster of hair)
       => hair -- (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")

Sense 3
coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix -- (a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope")
       => structure, construction -- (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")

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