Spread the icing in peaks and whorls.
- Any of the circular ridges that form the design of a fingerprint.
- (bot.) A circular growth of leaves, petals, etc. about the same point on a stem.
- (zool.) Any of the turns in a spiral shell.
Other Word Forms
Origin of whorl
- Middle English whorle alteration of whirle whirl from whirlen to whirl whirl
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition