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winkle

a gastropod MOLLUSC of the genus Littorina.
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That shift could eventually make life tougher for a type of snail called the common periwinkle, say researchers from the University of Plymouth in England.
The common periwinkle (Littorina littorea) normally grows a thicker shell when living among predators, says Simon Rundle of the University of Plymouth in England.
A bit more common as ground cover is vinca, the common periwinkle, which will grow in shade as long as the soil is moist, so is good for growing beneath trees and shrubs.