whorled

whorled
whorl NOUN 1) Zoology each of the turns in the spiral shell of a mollusc. 2) Botany a set of leaves, flowers, or branches springing from a stem at the same level and encircling it. 3) a complete circle in a fingerprint.
DERIVATIVES whorled adjective.
ORIGIN originally denoting a small flywheel: apparently from WHIRL(Cf. ↑whirl), influenced by an Old English word meaning «small wheel or pulley fixed on a spindle».

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