Green’s Dictionary of Slang

periwinkle n.

[the supposed resemblance to the shellfish]

1. a peruke or wig.

[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Periwinkle a Perruque or Periwig, also the same as Pinpatches.
[UK]New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]Bailey Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]B.M. Carew Life and Adventures.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Perriwinkle, a wig.
[UK]G. Andrewes Dict. Sl. and Cant.
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum [as cit. 1785].
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.

2. a small penis.

[UK] ‘The Periwinkle’ in Cuckold’s Nest 7: Ralph, the ploughman, who’s so strong, / Showed me one nearly ten inches long! [...] No true love can pass between us, / For I never, I swear, can consent, I declare, / To have a periwinkle instead of a --- Wickey icky, &c.

3. the vagina.

[UK]Farmer & Henley Sl. and Its Analogues.