He states that it is cut from the suture, where a whorl joins the preceding one.
How old is the very top, down to the first whorl of branches?
whorl, an arrangement of leaves, &c., in circles around the stem.
Let us suppose a whorl of eight leaves, surmounted by a similar whorl of eight.
Above floated gold and gray and silver-edged clouds—below shone a whorl of dusky, ruddy bronze haze, gradually thickening.
The Mexican whorl has a Mexican style of ornamentation, etc.
The fourth is on a whorl from the lower limit of the Trojan stratum.
This whorl is usually the most highly colored part of the flower.
Applying this rule, illustration 341 is a tented arch, referenced to a whorl.
The place upon a stem which normally bears a leaf or whorl of leaves.
mid-15c., "flywheel or pulley on a spindle," perhaps an alteration of whirl. Meaning "circle of leaves or flowers round a stem of a plant" is first recorded 1550s. Of seashells or other spiral structures, from 1828.
whorl (wôrl, wûrl)
A form that coils or spirals; a curl or swirl.
A turn of the cochlea or of the ethmoidal crest.
An area of hair growing in a radial manner.
One of the circular ridges or convolutions of a fingerprint.