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An evergreen plant of genus Vinca with blue or white flowers
A color with bluish and purplish hues, somewhat light

periwinkle colour:.

A mollusk of genus Littorina
Of pale bluish purple colour
{n} a small shellfish, sea-snail, plant
(Vinca minor) A trailing evergreen apocynaceous plant having blue, white or purple flowers The periwinkle was sent by Joseph Chew to Sir William as "a fine creeper for borders and hedges "
{i} sea snail, littorina littorea (type of edible shellfish); shrub-like evergreen plant with blue petals that are shaped like funnels (of the genus Vinca)
edible marine gastropod small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers
The common European species (Littorina littorea), in Europe extensively used as food, has recently become naturalized abundantly on the American coast
a light purplish blue (also called periwinkle blue)
Any small marine gastropod shell of the genus Littorina
commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
a mollusk of genus Littorina, sometimes called winkle
small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked
chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers
A trailing herb of the genus Vinca
Periwinkle is a plant that grows along the ground and has blue flowers
Periwinkles are small sea snails that can be eaten. = winkle. In botany, any of various plants of the genus Vinca of the dogbane family. The lesser periwinkle (V. minor), which has small lilac-blue flowers, is a dependable, trailing, evergreen perennial that is native to Europe and has become widespread over much of eastern North America. The greater periwinkle (V. major), with larger leaves and larger purplish-blue flowers, is native to continental Europe and has become naturalized in England. Alkaloids derived from the periwinkle plant have had some success in inhibiting cancer growth. In zoology, any of some 80 species (family Littorinidae) of widely distributed, chiefly herbivorous shore snails. Periwinkles are usually found on rocks, stones, or pilings between high-and low-tide marks. The common periwinkle (Littorina littorea), the largest northern species, may grow to 1.5 in. (4 cm) long. It is usually dark gray and has a solid spiral shell. Introduced into North America 1857, it is now common on Atlantic coasts. All periwinkle species are a favourite food of many shorebirds
edible marine gastropod
The bind-around plant (Anglo-Saxon, pinewincle; French, pervenche; Latin, pervincio, to bind thoroughly ) In Italy it used to be wreathed round dead infants, and hence its Italian name, fior di morto
periwinkle plant derivative
an antineoplastic drug used to treat some forms of cancer
Madagascar periwinkle
A perennial plant (Catharanthus roseus) native to Madagascar and India, having pink or white flowers with a salverform corolla and opposite leaves. It is poisonous to domestic animals and is the source of certain substances used in the treatment of cancer. Also called rose periwinkle
large periwinkle
plant having variegated foliage and used for window boxes
madagascar periwinkle
periwinkle: commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
plural of periwinkle



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    myrtle, vinca, winkle



    () Earlier perwinkle, diminutive of Middle English perwinke, from Old English perfince, perwince (cf. Middle High German berwinke), from Latin (vinca) pervinca (cf. French pervanche), from pervincire 'to entwine, twist', from vincire 'id.'. More at weak.