periwinkle blue
noun see periwinkle I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bright periwinkle blue — noun : a variable color averaging a light violet that is bluer, stronger, and slightly lighter than wistaria …   Useful english dictionary

  • dusty periwinkle blue — noun : a pale violet that is bluer, lighter, and stronger than old lavender (sense 1) and bluer and paler than dusty lavender …   Useful english dictionary

  • Periwinkle (color) — infobox color title= Periwinkle hex= CCCCFF r=204|g=204|b=255 c= 20|m= 20|y= 0|k= 0 h=240|s= 20|v=100 [ [ Color Conversion Tool set to hex code #CCCCFF (Periwinkle):] ] Periwinkle …   Wikipedia

  • periwinkle — I. noun Etymology: Middle English perwinke, from Old English perwince, from Vulgar Latin *pervinca, short for Latin vincapervinca Date: before 12th century 1. any of several trailing or woody evergreen herbs of the dogbane family: as a. (1) a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Periwinkle — is...;Flora and fauna * Periwinkle (mollusc) * A regional term for the gravel encased larva of the Caddisfly * Periwinkle (plant), two related genera: ** Catharanthus (Madagascar periwinkles) ** Vinca (European periwinkles) * Periwinkle (color),… …   Wikipedia

  • periwinkle — periwinkle1 [per′ə wiŋ΄kəl] n. [ME pervinke < OE peruince < L pervinca, periwinkle < pervincire, to entwine, bind < per (see PER1) + vincire, to bind, fetter < IE base * weig : see WEAK] any of a genus (Vinca) of trailing or erect …   English World dictionary

  • Periwinkle — Per i*win kle, n. [OE. pervenke, AS. pervince, fr. L. pervinca.] (Bot.) A trailing herb of the genus {Vinca}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common perwinkle ({Vinca minor}) has opposite evergreen leaves and solitary blue or white flowers in their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • periwinkle — periwinkle1 /per i wing keuhl/, n. 1. any of various marine gastropods or sea snails, esp. Littorina littorea, used for food in Europe. 2. the shell of any of these animals. [1520 30; perh. reflecting (through assimilation to PERIWINKLE2) OE… …   Universalium

  • Blue periwinkle — This article is about the snail. For the flowering plant, see Vinca major. Blue periwinkle Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Mollusca Class …   Wikipedia

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