[ wawrld, wurld, hwawrld, hwurld ]
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  1. having a whorl or whorls.

  2. disposed in the form of a whorl, as leaves.

Origin of whorled

First recorded in 1770–80; whorl + -ed3

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How to use whorled in a sentence

  • On the other hand, the whorled character of the core can hardly fail to be recognised.

    Finger Prints | Francis Galton
  • The cells composing the whorled filaments are beaded or moniliform, and are prolonged into colourless hair-like points.

  • The pretty, close-whorled spirals, placed one against the other on the same level, have a very pleasing general effect.

    The Life of the Fly | J. Henri Fabre
  • Here you have a choice between Leaves alternate or clustered and Leaves opposite or whorled.

    Michigan Trees | Charles Herbert Otis
  • Evergreen shrubs or trees, leaves opposite or whorled, sessile, scale-like or short-linear; fruit berry-like; seeds 1-3.

    Trees of Indiana | Charles Clemon Deam