Definitions for vincaˈvɪŋ kə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vin•caˈvɪŋ kə(n.)

  1. Category: Botany

    Ref: periwinkle2.

Origin of vinca:

1865–70; < NL Vinca type genus < LL pervinca periwinkle2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vinca, genus Vinca(noun)

    periwinkles: low creeping evergreen perennials


  1. vinca(Noun)

    Any of several evergreen shrubs, of the genus Vinca, including the periwinkle


  1. Vinca

    Vinca is a genus of six species in the family Apocynaceae, native to Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. The English name periwinkle is shared with the related genus Catharanthus. In India the plant is known as sadaphuli meaning "always flowering".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vinca

    A plant genus of the family APOCYNACEAE. Vinca rosea has been changed to CATHARANTHUS roseus.

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a drum-shaped machine, used for winding eg a ship's anchor-cable.

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