Whorl (?), n. [OE. whorvil the whirl
of a spindle; akin to AS. hweorfa the whirl of a spindle,
hweorfan to turn; cf. OD. worvel the whirl of a spindle. See
Whirl, n. & v.]
1. (Bot.) A circle of two or more leaves,
flowers, or other organs, about the same part or joint of a stem.
2. (Zoöl.) A volution, or turn, of the
spire of a univalve shell.
3. (Spinning) The fly of a