Vinca definition

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Any of various periwinkles of the genus Vinca or the closely related genus Catharanthus.
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Any of several evergreen shrubs, of the genus Vinca, including the periwinkle.
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A taxonomic genus within the tribe Vinceae "” the periwinkles.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vinca
Plural:
vincas

Origin of vinca

  • New Latin Vinca genus name from Latin vinca (pervinca) periwinkle periwinkle2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin vinca pervinca (“the periwinkle (plant)")

    From Wiktionary