Periwinkle



[per-i-wing-kuh l] /ˈpɛr ɪˌwɪŋ kəl/

noun
1.
any of various marine gastropods or sea snails, especially Littorina littorea, used for food in Europe.
2.
the shell of any of these animals.
[per-i-wing-kuh l] /ˈpɛr ɪˌwɪŋ kəl/
noun
1.
Also called myrtle. a trailing plant, Vinca minor, of the dogbane family, having glossy, evergreen foliage and usually blue-violet flowers.
2.
any of several similar plants of the genus Vinca or Catharanthus.
/ˈpɛrɪˌwɪŋkəl/
noun
1.
any of various edible marine gastropods of the genus Littorina, esp L. littorea, having a spirally coiled shell Often shortened to winkle
/ˈpɛrɪˌwɪŋkəl/
noun
1.
Also called (US) creeping myrtle, trailing myrtle. any of several Eurasian apocynaceous evergreen plants of the genus Vinca, such as V. minor (lesser periwinkle) and V. major (greater periwinkle), having trailing stems and blue flowers
2.

n.

evergreen plant, c.1500, diminutive of parvink (12c.), from Old English perwince, from Late Latin pervinca “periwinkle” (4c.), from Latin, perhaps from pervincire “to entwine, bind,” from per- “thoroughly” (see per) + vincire “to bind, fetter” (see wind (v.1)).

kind of sea snail, 1520s, apparently an alteration of Old English pinewincle (probably by influence of Middle English parvink; see periwinkle (n.1)); from Old English pine-, which probably is from Latin pina “mussel,” from Greek pine. The second element is wincel “corner; spiral shell,” from Proto-Germanic *winkil-, from PIE root *weng- “to bend, curve” (see wink (v.)).

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