periwinkle

  1. chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers
  2. commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
  3. small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked
  4. edible marine gastropod

periwinkle

[n] - chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers 2. [n] - commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers 3. [n] - small edible marine snail 4. [n] - edible marine gastropod
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Periwinkle

Per'i·win`kle noun [ From Anglo-Saxon pinewincla a shellfish, in which pine- is from Latin pina , pinna , a kind of mussel, akin to Greek .... Confer Winkle .] (Zoology) Any small marine gastropod shell of the genus Littorina. The common European species (...
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periwinkle

<zoology> Any small marine gastropod shell of the genus Littorina. The common European species (Littorina littorea), in Europe extensively used as food, has recently become naturalized abundantly on the American coast. See Littorina. ... In America the name is often applied to several large univalves, as Fulgur carica, and F. Canaliculata. .....
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periwinkle

winkle noun edible marine gastropod
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periwinkle

Madagascar periwinkle noun commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
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Periwinkle

• (n.) Any small marine gastropod shell of the genus Littorina. The common European species (Littorina littorea), in Europe extensively used as food, has recently become naturalized abundantly on the American coast. See Littorina. • (n.) A trailing herb of the genus Vinca.
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periwinkle

in botany, any of various plants of the genus Vinca of the dogbane family (Apocynaceae). The name periwinkle is possibly taken from pervinka, the ...
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periwinkle

in zoology, any small marine snail belonging to the family Littorinidae. Periwinkles are widely distributed shore (littoral) snails, chiefly ... [2 related articles]
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periwinkle

periwinkle, any of a group of marine gastropod mollusks having conical, spiral shells. Periwinkles feed on algae and seaweed. They are found at the water's edge; out of water, they resist drying by closing themselves into the shell with a horny plate. The edible European species, called the common p...
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periwinkle

periwinkle, in botany: see dogbane.
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Periwinkle

In zoology, the periwinkle is any marine snail of the family Littorinidae, found on the shores of Europe and eastern North America. Periwinkles have a conical spiral shell, and feed on algae.
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periwinkle

Type: Term Pronunciation: per′i-wing′kĕl Definitions: 1. Cathoranthus roseus formerly classified as Vinca rosea, Lochnera rosea, or Ammocallis rosea.
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periwinkle

(plant) In botany, any of several trailing blue-flowered evergreen plants of the dogbane family, native to Europe and Asia. They range in length from 20 cm/8 in to 1 m/3 ft. (Genus Vinca, family Apocynaceae.) The related Madagascar periwinkle (Catharanth...
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periwinkle

(snail) In zoology, any marine snail of the family Littorinidae, found on the shores of Europe and eastern North America. Periwinkles have a conical spiral shell, and feed on algae
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Periwinkle

1 3/4 front somersault with full twist in the first somersault
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Periwinkle

[color] Periwinkle is a color in the blue and purple family. Its name is derived from the lesser periwinkle or myrtle herb (Vinca minor) which bears flowers of the same color. The color periwinkle is also called lavender blue. The color periwinkle may be considered a pale tint of blue or a `pastel blue`. The first recorded use of periwinkle...
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periwinkle

a bluish or azure colour; a plant with bluish flowers
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