There was a thick border of periwinkle whose glossy dark green leaves enhanced the brilliancy of the plants beyond.
Dark as were his thoughts his blue eyes were as soft as the periwinkle.
He could see the salt-and-pepper rocks, shoaling away and knobbed with periwinkle shells.
In the heart of periwinkle a new fire was kindled, a new shrine built.
"No one but the King of the gulls can change you, my periwinkle," said the merman, kindly.
It was periwinkle's voice however that called him back again.
Accordingly, without much more resistance, Eustace suffered Primrose and periwinkle to drag him into the drawing-room.
"You see, I brought her home," said periwinkle to her grandmother, in confidence.
The periwinkle was once supposed to be a cure for many diseases.
Amongst the loose stones at the base of the taula the periwinkle was in bloom.
evergreen plant, c.1500, diminutive of parvink (12c.), from Old English perwince, from Late Latin pervinca "periwinkle" (4c.), from Latin, perhaps from pervincire "to entwine, bind," from per- "thoroughly" (see per) + vincire "to bind, fetter" (see wind (v.1)).
kind of sea snail, 1520s, apparently an alteration of Old English pinewincle (probably by influence of Middle English parvink; see periwinkle (n.1)); from Old English pine-, which probably is from Latin pina "mussel," from Greek pine. The second element is wincel "corner; spiral shell," from Proto-Germanic *winkil-, from PIE root *weng- "to bend, curve" (see wink (v.)).