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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: periwinkle(0.00836 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to periwinkle.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers
2: commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large
pinkish to red flowers [syn: 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 [syn: winkle]
4: edible marine gastropod [syn: winkle]
English → English (gcide)
Periwinkle \Per"i*win`kle\, n. [OE. pervenke, AS. pervince, fr.
L. pervinca.] (Bot.)
A trailing herb of the genus Vinca.
Note: The common perwinkle (Vinca minor) has opposite
evergreen leaves and solitary blue or white flowers in
their axils. In America it is often miscalled myrtle.
See under Myrtle.
Periwinkle \Per"i*win`kle\, n. [From AS. pinewincla a shellfish,
in which pine- is fr. L. pina, pinna, a kind of mussel, akin
to Gr. ?. Cf. Winkle.] (Zo["o]l.)
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.
Note: In America the name is often applied to several large
univalves, as Fulgur carica, and Fulgur canaliculata