"whorl" in the noun 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)
2. lock, curl, ringlet, whorl
a strand or cluster of hair
3. coil, spiral, volute, whorl, helix
a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
"a coil of rope"
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