/ (vəˈluːʃən) /
a rolling, revolving, or spiral form or motion
a whorl of a spiral gastropod shell
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby volution
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Example sentences from the Web for volution
On the left wrist were two circular excoriations, apparently the effect of ropes, or of a rope in more than one volution.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe