Definition of whorl :
1. A circle of two or more leaves, flowers, or other organs, about the same part or joint of a stem.
2. A volution, or turn, of the spire of a univalve shell.
3. The fly of a spindle.
paradiddle, bankroll, bowl, axial motion, bun, roller, ignition lock, curl, genus Helix, lock chamber, twist, pealing, roster, rolling, curlicue, cast, spiral, squiggle, scroll, gyre, ringlet butterfly, roll, rolling wave, ringlet, drum roll, lock, peal, axial rotation, volute, helix
convolution (part of speech: noun)
- The union of members of the same floral whorl. - "Seasoning of Wood", Joseph B. Wagner.
- Just as Monsieur Bertillon's whorl- pictures of a thumb afford overwhelming proofs of a man's identity, so it is possible from Shakespeare's writings to establish beyond doubt the main features of his character and the chief incidents of his life. - "The Man Shakespeare", Frank Harris.
- As you read Lord Henry Goade's chronicles you might come to the conclusion that in the whorl of that new life of his Sir Oliver had entirely forgotten the happenings in his Cornish home and the woman he had loved, who so readily had believed him guilty of the slaying of her brother. - "The Sea-Hawk", Raphael Sabatini.