adjective Date: 1567 having or arranged in whorls <
leaves whorled at the nodes of the stem

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Whorled — Whorled, a. Furnished with whorls; arranged in the form of a whorl or whorls; verticillate; as, whorled leaves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whorled — index circuitous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   English terms dictionary

  • whorled — /hwerrld, hwawrld, werrld, wawrld/, adj. 1. having a whorl or whorls. 2. disposed in the form of a whorl, as leaves. [1770 80; WHORL + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • whorled — adjective /wɜːld,ʍɜːld,wɝld,ʍɝld/ formed from whorls; having whorls …   Wiktionary

  • whorled — Marked by or arranged in whorls. SEE ALSO: vorticose, turbinate, convoluted, verticillate …   Medical dictionary

  • whorled — Synonyms and related words: ambagious, anfractuous, circuitous, circumlocutory, cochlear, cochleate, convolutional, corkscrew, corkscrewy, flexuose, flexuous, helical, helicoid, involute, involuted, involutional, labyrinthine, mazy, meandering,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • whorled — whirled, world …   American English homophones

  • whorled — adj. coiled, spiral shaped; having a circle of leaves (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whorled — See: whorl …   English dictionary

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