Definition of Genus Vinca

1. Noun. Periwinkles: low creeping evergreen perennials.

Exact synonyms: Vinca
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Apocynaceae, Dogbane Family, Family Apocynaceae
Member holonyms: Periwinkle

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Vinca

genus Verbesina
genus Vernonia
genus Veronica
genus Verticillium
genus Vesicaria
genus Vespa
genus Vespertilio
genus Vespula
genus Vibrio
genus Viburnum
genus Vicia
genus Vicugna
genus Vidua
genus Vigna
genus Viminaria
genus Vinca (current term)
genus Vincetoxicum
genus Viola
genus Vipera
genus Vireo
genus Virgilia
genus Viscum
genus Vitis
genus Vittaria
genus Viverra
genus Viverricula
genus Volvaria
genus Volvariella
genus Volvox
genus Vorticella

Literary usage of Genus Vinca

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"... genus Vinca VINCA (the Roman name, from v indo, to bind or connect; in allusion to use of its pliant stems). ..."

2. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... natives of California, and allied to the genus Vinca-, but abundantly distinguished from It, ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The genus vinca (Lat. vinculum, a band) belongs exclusively to the old world ; it is placed in the apo- ..."

4. A System of Physiological Botany by Patrick Keith (1816)
"... or attached to a proper receptacle which is generally the edge of the seam by which it opens. It may be exemplified in the genus Vinca or Paonia. ..."

5. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1819)
"... and plants with twisted flowers, having five stamina and scarce any style; of the first, the genus Vinca, periwinkle, is an example; of the second, ..."

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