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Synonyms for periwinkle
ˈpɛr ɪˌwɪŋ kəlperi·win·kle

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  1. periwinklenoun

    chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers

    Synonyms:
    red periwinkle, rose periwinkle, old maid, winkle, cayenne jasmine

  2. periwinkle, rose periwinkle, Madagascar periwinkle, old maid, Cape periwinkle, red periwinkle, cayenne jasmine, Catharanthus roseus, Vinca roseanoun

    commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers

    Synonyms:
    winkle, old maid, red periwinkle, cayenne jasmine, rose periwinkle, old maid flower, zinnia, spinster

  3. periwinkle, winklenoun

    small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked

    Synonyms:
    red periwinkle, rose periwinkle, old maid, winkle, cayenne jasmine

  4. periwinkle, winklenoun

    edible marine gastropod

    Synonyms:
    red periwinkle, rose periwinkle, old maid, winkle, cayenne jasmine

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  1. Edgar Quinet:

    Today as in the time of Pliny and Columella, the hyacinth flourishes in Wales, the periwinkle in Illyria, the daisy on the ruins of Numantia; while around them cities have changed their masters and their names, collided and smashed, disappeared into nothingness, their peaceful generations have crossed down the ages as fresh and smiling as on the days of battle.


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