Perry-the-Winkle was a humorous poem written by Samwise Gamgee and recorded in the Red Book of Westmarch. It speaks about the Lonely Troll and three Hobbits, which were perhaps based on real Hobbits.
Periwinckle is a marine mollusc and a creeping plant.
 See also
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Preface"
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Perry-the-Winkle", poem number 8
- ↑ Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"