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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Edible marine gastropod; Small edible marine snail; Commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers; Chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers.

Usage examples (35)
  • And the ones I tried on were brown; the model's are in periwinkle pinstripes!
  • The Insufferable Know-It-All: Might have looked better in periwinkle.
  • The periwinkle is a kind of shrub; it grows at the foot of the oyster-tree, and twines round it as the ivy does the oak.
  • The blue flower looks like some sort of miniaturized "periwinkle". for more
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