Definition of periwinkle


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • periwinkle is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 19 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • periwinkle is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 22 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of periwinkle

  • edible marine gastropod (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. winkle

  • commonly cultivated Old World woody herb having large pinkish to red flowers (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. cape periwinkle
    2. catharanthus roseus
    3. cayenne jasmine
    4. madagascar periwinkle
    5. old maid
    6. red periwinkle
    7. rose periwinkle
    8. vinca rosea

  • small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. winkle

  • chiefly trailing poisonous plants with blue flowers (noun)

See definition of periwinkle in Merriam Webster