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winkle

a gastropod MOLLUSC of the genus Littorina.
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The common periwinkle lives along coastlines throughout much of Europe.
The common periwinkle creeps along much of Europe's coastlines.
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.