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A circular or spiral motion or form, especially a circular ocean current.
intr.v. gyred, gyr·ing, gyres
[Latin gȳrus, from Greek gūros.]
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1. a circular or spiral movement or path
2. a ring, circle, or spiral
(intr) to whirl
[C16: from Latin gӯrus circle, from Greek guros]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a ring or circle.
2. a circular course or motion.
3. a ringlike system of ocean currents rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
[1560–70; < Latin gȳrus < Greek gŷros ring, circle]
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gyre- A circular movement or revolution; to cause to spin around or whirl.
See also related terms for revolution.
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Past participle: gyred
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|Noun||1.||gyre - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)|
corolla - (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth; "we cultivate the flower for its corolla"
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
round shape - a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
verticil - a whorl of leaves growing around a stem
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