Definition of Genus Vinca
1. Noun. Periwinkles: low creeping evergreen perennials.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Apocynaceae, Dogbane Family, Family Apocynaceae
Member holonyms: Periwinkle
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Vinca
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, ..."