来自古英语pinewincle,来自拉丁语pina,海贝，可能来自PIE*peie,脂肪，肥肉，词源同 fat,pine.wincel,螺，词源同wind,wine.拼写受periwinkle 影响俗化。
- periwinkle (n.1)
- 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)).
- periwinkle (n.2)
- 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.)).
- 1. Light permeates the sheer petals of a Madagascar periwinkle.
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