periwinkle

Part of speech: noun

A whelk.

Part of speech: noun

A small sea snail.

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Usage examples "periwinkle":

  1. The baby Hermit takes the empty home of a periwinkle. - "On the Seashore", R. Cadwallader Smith.
  2. The Whelk and Periwinkle are gathered in immense numbers, and are used by us for food. - "On the Seashore", R. Cadwallader Smith.
  3. Now when the man arrived at the girl's house the people were all sitting on the floor eating periwinkle, and as they sucked the meat out of the shell, they nodded their heads. - "Philippine Folk Tales", Mabel Cook Cole.