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.
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- n. periwinkles: low creeping evergreen perennials
The name vincristine comes from vinca, the Latin word for “bind.”
Periwinkles, also known as vinca, are one of the most popular warm-season annual bedding plants used in landscapes.
So if you just want to hold a shady slope in place then plants such as vinca are wonderful.
Various beds to the front feature seasonal plantings such as vinca, probably better known here as perriwinkle.
Here its name was periwinkle, and in his pharmacy studies Rabih learned it was the source for vinca, used in chemotherapy.
Put simply, the kids are blasted with the highest doses of the most chemotherapy drugs they can stand — steroids and vinca alkaloids, asparaginase and anthracyclines and more.
There are now a couple of Italian dealers, Francesca Martire ( francescamartire.com ) and Vincenzo Caffarella ( vinca.co.uk ), on the ground floor.
The ephemerals are so lovely, but it was especially nice for me to see a well-behaved vinca, with much prettier blooms than the usual one and named for my home state, apparently.
This vinca climbs like a vine, I have to cut it out of large Chamaecyparis and it will envelop azaleas.
This large concrete pot is planted with a mix of Sedum ‘Matrona’ and purple Gomphrena with some white vinca and coleus barely peeking out.