curlicue

DEFINITIONS OF: curlicue

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n a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

Synonyms:
coil, curl, gyre, ringlet, roll, scroll, whorl
Types:
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corolla
(botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth
calyx
(botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
verticil
a whorl of leaves growing around a stem
hull
persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry
pappus
calyx composed of scales or bristles or featherlike hairs in plants of the Compositae such as thistles and dandelions
Type of:
round shape
a shape that is curved and without sharp angles

n a short twisting line

Synonyms:
squiggle
Type of:
line
a mark that is long relative to its width
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