from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of the shrubby, evergreen plants of the genus Vinca, which includes the periwinkle.
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- n. Any of several evergreen shrubs, of the genus Vinca, including the periwinkle
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gamopetalous plants, of the order Apocynaceæ, tribe Plumerieæ, and subtribe Euplumerieæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. periwinkles: low creeping evergreen perennials
New Latin Vinca, genus name, from Latin vinca (pervinca), periwinkle; see periwinkle2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)