Synonyms for Whorl:

n.

arabesque, argyle, arrangement, array, articulation, check, chronology, coloration, column, configuration. convolution (noun)
coil, convolution, labyrinth, tortuousness, circuitousness.
roll (noun)
volute.
spiral (noun)
coil, curl, helix, twist.
twirl (noun)
twist.
whorl (noun)
coil, curl, curlicue, gyre, helix, lock, ringlet, roll, scroll, spiral, volute.

Other synonyms:

Other relevant words:
curl, curlicue, gyre, helix, lock, ringlet, roll, scroll, spiral, twist, volute.

Usage examples for whorl

  1. The holly- hock flowers of the second whorl were flushing to the top of the spires. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  2. You see it's the right hand; look at the thumb- you see it's a double whorl – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  3. Her spindle consists of a slender stick thrust through a whorl of baked pottery. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr