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vinca

[ ving-kuh ]

vinca

/ ˈvɪŋkə /

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Word History and Origins

Origin of vinca1

1865–70; < New Latin Vinca type genus < Late Latin pervinca periwinkle 2

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Word History and Origins

Origin of vinca1

New Latin, from Latin pervinca periwinkle

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Example Sentences

Infusum vinc minoris, L. From the leaves of lesser periwinkle (Vinca minor).

Vinca, ving′ka, n. a genus of woody herbaceous plants of the dogbane family, the periwinkles.

The caterpillar feeds on the Oleander (Nerium oleander), and also on the lesser periwinkle (Vinca minor).

Thus Daphne laureola has a range of twenty-two days, whereas for Vinca minor the figure is 114.

Here, as in most parts of India, the Vinca rosea grew luxuriously in every part of the village.

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