whorl [ hwurl, hwawrl, wurl, wawrl ]

whorl [ hwurl, hwawrl, wurl, wawrl  ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a circular arrangement of like parts around a point on an axis
2. shaped like a coil or spiral
3. a circular ridge or convolution of a fingerprint
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Fresh flowers were affixed to the backdrop in decorative whorls.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 It hides under bracken, and has finished flowering now, but the leaves were quite distinctive, an untidy whorl of bright green smooth leaves.

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