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  Definition of periwinkle
  1. edible marine gastropod
  2. small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked
  3. commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers
  4. chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers
Similar Words: winkle, rose periwinkle, Madagascar periwinkle, old maid, Cape periwinkle, red periwinkle, cayenne jasmine, Catharanthus roseus, Vinca rosea

 

Hyponyms: myrtle, Vinca minor, large periwinkle, Vinca major

 

Substance Meronyms: winkle

 

Member Meronyms: Littorina, genus Littorina, Catharanthus, genus Catharanthus, Vinca, genus Vinca

 

 
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