"periwinkle" Definition

  1. 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.
  2. n. A trailing herb of the genus Vinca.

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Position in dictionary: 72931 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n.,
Words that start with "periwinkle": 1
Words that end with "periwinkle": 1
Words that contain "periwinkle": 1
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