vinca

vinca

[ving-kuh]
noun

Origin:
1865–70; < Neo-Latin Vinca type genus < Late Latin pervinca periwinkle2

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vinca (ˈvɪŋkə)
 
n
See periwinkle
 
[New Latin, from Latin pervinca periwinkle]

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Vinca n.
A genus of evergreens usually found in the Easter hemisphere.

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