Fulgur canaliculata
Periwinkle Per"i*win`kle, n. [From AS. pinewincla a shellfish, in which pine- is fr. L. pina, pinna, a kind of mussel, akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Winkle}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any small marine gastropod shell of the genus Littorina. The common European species ({Littorina littorea}), in Europe extensively used as food, has recently become naturalized abundantly on the American coast. See {Littorina}. [1913 Webster]

Note: In America the name is often applied to several large univalves, as {Fulgur carica}, and {Fulgur canaliculata}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Fulgur carica — Periwinkle Per i*win kle, n. [From AS. pinewincla a shellfish, in which pine is fr. L. pina, pinna, a kind of mussel, akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Winkle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any small marine gastropod shell of the genus Littorina. The common European species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Littorina littorea — Periwinkle Per i*win kle, n. [From AS. pinewincla a shellfish, in which pine is fr. L. pina, pinna, a kind of mussel, akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Winkle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any small marine gastropod shell of the genus Littorina. The common European species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Periwinkle — Per i*win kle, n. [From AS. pinewincla a shellfish, in which pine is fr. L. pina, pinna, a kind of mussel, akin to Gr. ?. Cf. {Winkle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any small marine gastropod shell of the genus Littorina. The common European species ({Littorina… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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