"volute" in the noun sense
1. spiral, volute
ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
2. coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix
a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
"a coil of rope"
"volute" in the adjective sense
1. coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled, turbinate
in the shape of a coil
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