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Definition of whorl noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//wɔrl//
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  1. 1a pattern made by a curved line that forms a rough circle, with smaller circles inside bigger ones the whorls on your fingertips
  2. 2(technology) a ring of leaves, flowers, etc. around the stem of a plant
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