Perry-the-Winkle was a humorous poem written by Samwise Gamgee and recorded in the Red Book. 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"