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Noun: periwinkle  'pe-ri,wing-kul
  1. Chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers
  2. Commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
    - rose periwinkle, Madagascar periwinkle, old maid, Cape periwinkle, red periwinkle, cayenne jasmine, Catharanthus roseus, Vinca rosea
  3. Small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked
    - winkle
  4. Edible marine gastropod
    - winkle

Derived forms: periwinkles

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, seafood, seasnail, subshrub, suffrutex

Part of: Catharanthus, genus Catharanthus, genus Littorina, genus Vinca, Littorina, Vinca

Encyclopedia: Periwinkle