per·i·win·kle /ˈpɛrɪˌwɪŋkəl/ 名詞
Per·i·win·kle n. Zool. 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.
Per·i·win·kle, n. 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.
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
3: small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked [syn: winkle]
4: edible marine gastropod [syn: winkle]