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Definition of periwinkle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a small plant with light blue or white flowers that grows along the ground
  2. 2[countable] a small shellfish, like a snail, that you can eat
  3. 3(also periwinkle blue) [uncountable] a color that is between light blue and light purple
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: periwinkle