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periwinkle

noun [C] uk   /ˈper.ɪˌwɪŋ.kl̩/ us  

periwinkle noun [C] (PLANT)

an evergreen plant (= one that never loses its leaves) with small, blue flowers

periwinkle noun [C] (SEA CREATURE)

US ( UK winkle) a small sea snail that can be eaten
Translations of “periwinkle”
in Spanish flor de príncipe…
in French pervenche…
in German das Immergrün…
in Chinese (Traditional) 植物, 小長春花…
in Chinese (Simplified) 植物, 小长春花…
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