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Definition 1: edible marine gastropod - [noun denoting animal]

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(periwinkle is a kind of ...) any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids

(... is a member of periwinkle) type genus of the family Littorinidae: periwinkles

(periwinkle is made of the substance ...) small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked

Definition 2: small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for periwinkle in the sense of this definition

(periwinkle is a kind of ...) edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc

(... is made of the substance periwinkle) edible marine gastropod

Definition 3: chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers - [noun denoting plant]

(periwinkle is a kind of ...) low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base

(... is a kind of periwinkle ) widely cultivated as a groundcover for its dark green shiny leaves and usually blue-violet flowers

(... is a kind of periwinkle ) plant having variegated foliage and used for window boxes

(... is a member of periwinkle) periwinkles: low creeping evergreen perennials

Definition 4: commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for periwinkle in the sense of this definition

(periwinkle is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a member of periwinkle) small genus of erect annual or perennial herbs native to Madagascar; widely naturalized in the tropics; formerly included in genus Vinca

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